Once you’re on the trail, head right at the fork and hop onto the Coy Bald trail. The first couple miles of the hike are through the forest. Eventually the landscape opens up, and you’re treated to scenic vistas and glades. When you come to a fork, be sure to follow the sign that says “Trail.” We’re not saying we get lost here regularly... but before some kind soul put a sign here, we definitely spent some time wandering around lost.
Stay on the Coy Bald Trail until you reach the sign for the falls and then hike down to them. The falls are weather-dependent, but unless it’s the middle of summer or particularly dry, you should have a decent chance of at least seeing a trickle. Once you’re done at the falls, head back to the trail and look for the Long Creek trail sign. Long Creek trail loops back to the trailhead, and the rest of your trip will mostly be through the woods. There are several water crossings on these trails, so be prepared to wade if it’s been rainy.