Today Noelle and I wanted to take a break from getting our house painted and in order, but we didn't want to go too far. We decided to go for a hike somewhere relatively close by. A hike that isn't too long we decided would be even better so we could take Parker along. We decided a short hike of .6 mile to Pine Ridge Falls fit the bill perfectly.
We drove the Erwin Highway towards Erwin and turned off at Clark's Creek Road. We followed the road into the Cherokee National Forest and parked at a pull-off on the left side and the trailhead for the Longarm Branch Trail. The hike started off on an easy, well-graded old road.