Elevation: Elevation at center: 3,806 feet (1,160 meters)
Long Hope Creek is a stream located just 7.1 miles from West Jefferson, in Ashe County
Directions: From U. S. 221, Take NC 194 north for 4.1 miles, passing through West Jefferson.
Turn left on Buffalo Road (S.R. 1131) and drive 2.5 miles.
The road will take a sharp right turn. Turn left on to Buck Mountain Road (S.R. 1133)
Continue for 1.2 mile to a fork in the road. Park here and to the right you will see Bluff Mountain and the waterfall
Description: Long Hope Falls is listed as a top birding area, but little information is available. If you are staying in Ashe County or its surrounds, and are into adventure, a trip to the falls might be in order.
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Banner photo of Saw-whet Owl courtesy of Jesse Pope.