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Nature Trails

Rainbow Bridge at Little Brasstown Creek Park
The Folk School offers numerous nature trails open to the public during daylight hours. You'll find many interesting points on the scenic paths: the Rainbow Bridge, the Herb Garden and the Corn Maiden just to name a few... Click here to download a pdf of the Nature Trails Map.

Little Brasstown Creek Park
Brasstown Creek and its branch, Little Brasstown Creek, provide a beautiful accompaniment as you explore the natural splendor of native plants and trees and over 120 bird species. Little Brasstown Creek Park trails include:

Blackberry Loop: .25 mile
Downtown Trail: .25 mile
Herb Garden Trail: .13 mile
Gazebo Trail: .25 mile
Rivercane Walk: .25 mile (loop) *
Northside Trail: .4 mile
Southside Trail: .3 mile

* Rivercane Walk
Opened in 2006, this quarter-mile long, creekside loop trail features installations from area artists honoring the strong Cherokee heritage of the Appalachian area. Be sure to see Eagle Dancer, Uktena Serpent, Clan Cane Pole, Rivercane Rendezvous, Corn Maiden, Seven Clans Poles, and Medicine Wheel & Fire Circle.

Other Nature Trails
The chipped bark paths meandering between studios and housing provide their own beautiful trek, as do our other nature trails:

Mill House Trail: .6 mile (loop)
White Oak Trail: .4 mile (loop)

(Be aware that these trails are mowed or dirt paths, and their conditions may vary.)

1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

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Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

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