From Boone: Take 421 south to Old 421 south. Turn right, underneath Parkway, on Triplett road. Follow 12 miles, past Powderhorn Mountain, to the end of the road. Turn left on Elk Creek Darby road. Follow 1 mile and turn left on Meadow road, into Leatherwood. Check in at the main Visitor's Center.
From Wilkesboro: Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421, take NC 268 west 16 miles, turn right on Elk Creek/Darby Road 6 miles.
From Blowing Rock: Take US 321 South towards Lenoir. Go Approximately 13 miles & turn Left on Hwy 268 & go approximately 14 miles on 268 EAST. Turn Left on Elk Creek Road (watch for the Leatherwood sign) & go 6 miles. Leatherwood is on the right.
From Lenoir: Take NC 18 north 9 miles, turn left on Grandin Road 6 miles, turn right on NC 268 2 miles, turn left on Elk Creek/Darby Road 6 miles.