Walker Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Buncombe County NC

Walker Falls is a 45-foot cascading waterfall in Buncombe County, North Carolina. The falls are located on Walker Branch in the Pisgah National Forest near Barnardsville, North Carolina. The falls is viewable on the side of the road. To view the falls, from the intersection of NC 197 and Dillingham Rd. in Barnardsville and go […]

Hike to Alamere Falls

I just heard about this waterfall eventhough I have lived in the Bay Area for a long time. Thank you for this beautiful website. I will undertake this hike soon.

Twin Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina

Twin Falls in Pisgah National Forest is a beautiful setting with two nearby 100-foot tall waterfalls that can be viewed at the same time. The quickest way to reach it is a 4.5-mile miles round trip, returning by the same route on the Avery Creek and Buckhorn Gap Trail. The Avery Creek Trailhead is on […]

Toxaway Falls – Cashiers, North Carolina

Toxaway Falls on the Toxaway River starts with a smaller cascade, then becomes a long, steep slide and cascade into a pool at the bottom with a fairly high water volume. It then proceeds over a series of smaller slides and cascades over the bedrock. It is located on U.S. Route 64 near Cashiers, Jackson […]

Sunburst Falls – NC Highway 215, Pisgah National Forest, Haywood County NC

Sunburst Falls is a long cascade on the west fork of the Pigeon River, located on NC 215, 4.3 miles North of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cascade goes under a single-arch stone bridge built by the CCC in 1937. There is a small parking area on the west side of the highway.

Sliding Rock – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock is a 60-foot slide waterfall in Western North Carolina, located near Brevard in Pisgah National Forest; so named because visitors can slide all the way down the waterfall into the plunge pool below. To get to the falls, travel north from the intersection of U.S. Highway 276 and U.S. Highway 64, approximately 7.7 […]

Slick Rock Falls – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Slick Rock Falls flows on Slick Rock Creek over an overhanging bluff. The falls occasionally dries to a near-trickle, depending on the available watershed. The falls are in Pisgah National Forest and are accessible by traveling on U.S. Highway 276, approximately 5.2 miles north of the intersection of 276 and U.S. Highway 64 in Brevard, […]

Yellowstone Falls in Graveyard Fields

Yellowstone Falls is a separate, third waterfall in the Graveyard Fields area. It is not publicized since there are no trails to it and access is very dangerous.

Skinny Dip Falls – Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

A moderate, short hike takes you to Skinny Dip Falls and swimming hole on the Yellowstone Prong of the Big East Fork of the Pigeon River. The falls consists of three tiers – and the bottom tier drops directly into a deep pool. There are two more pools between each tier of the falls upstream. […]

Rock Creek Falls – Henderson County, North Carolina

Rock Creek Falls used to power a mill, and the ruins of the mill are scattered about the lower portion of the falls. The falls are on private property and good views of the 150-foot cascade and the ruins are not available from the parking area. Howefer, there are no “No Trespassing” signs, and a […]

Moore Cove Falls – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Moore Cove Falls is a 50-foot waterfall that spills in a single drop from a towering, angular rock outcrop. A small cave enables a walk behind the falls. The trail is located in Pisgah National Forest, just off US 276 between Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Merry Falls – Adjacent to DuPont State Forest, North Carolina

Merry Falls is a split waterfall, about 12 feet tall at the upper tier with a lower series of cascades that drop another 20 feet. From the High Falls parking area in DuPont State Forest, drive 1½ miles south to Cascade Lake Road and turn right. It will soon become a gravel road. Merry Falls […]

Log Hollow Falls – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Log Hollow Falls is a 25-foot waterfall In Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, North Carolina. From the junction of US 64, US 276, and NC 280 in Brevard, drive north on US 276 for 10.3 miles (passing Looking Glass Falls on the way) to the unpaved FR 475B on the left. Drive 1.6 miles on […]

Grogan Creek Falls – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

This is a 20-foot waterfall in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC. From the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, take the Cat Gap Loop trail; turn right onto Butter Gap trail; go straight past the Long Branch trail; waterfall is on the left after 0.4 mile. You will pass Cedar Rock Falls on the way […]

Green River Narrows – Polk and Henderson Counties, North Carolina

The Narrows of the Green is a 2.9-mile section of the Green River, in Henderson County and Polk County, between the Big Hungry creek confluence and the Fishtop access area, in western North Carolina, United States. The Green Narrows is best known for being one of the most extreme kayaking runs in the Eastern US. […]

Grassy Creek Falls – DuPont State Forest, North Carolina

Grassy Creek Falls is a 50-foot sliding waterfall on Grassy Creek in Transylvania County, North Carolina. The waterfall is located in DuPont State Forest. The hike to the falls is about four miles round trip and moderate in difficult. The closest trail head starts at the Visitors Center on Staton Road (DuPont Road). Trail maps […]

Drift Falls – Transylvania County, North Carolina

Drift Falls, also known as Bust-Yer-Butt Falls and Driftwood Falls, is a waterfall located on private property in Transylvania County, North Carolina. The falls is at the terminus of the trail to Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls; just past the boundary of Gorges State Park. It can be photographed without trespassing. Drift Falls flows on […]

Douglas Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Big Ivy Area, North Carolina

70-foot Douglas Falls lies in the Big Ivy Area of Pisgah National Forest, north of Asheville. There are two trails to the falls; The shortest and easiest: Take 19/23 North (Future I-26 West) about 12 miles to exit 15. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right toward Barnardsville and drive NC Highway 197 […]

Discovery Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina

The trail to this 75-foot waterfall in Pisgah National Forest starts at FR475B at the junction with gated FR5043 (Seniard Ridge trail). There is a large Forest Service interpretive sign at the trail-head. Discovery Falls lies on a side trail on the right just before the first bridge. Back on the main trail, there are […]

Cullasaja Falls – Nantahala National Forest, Macon County, North Carolina

Cullasaja Falls, on the Cullasaja River, is a 200-foot cascade on U.S. 64, west of Highlands North Carolina.