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. 0 CommentsOnly […]

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, […]

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. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a […]

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. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment Please login or sign up to comment

Dill Falls (Lower & Upper) – Nantahala National Forest, Jackson County, North Carolina

The Dill Falls (Lower & Upper) lie on Tanasee Creek in Jackson County, North Carolina. The lower fall is 50 feet tall, the upper 25 feet. From the intersection of NC Hwy. 215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, go south on NC 215 for 2.6 miles. Turn right on FR4663. Follow this narrow road for […]

Cove Creek Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County NC

Cove Creek Falls is a high (50 feet), steep slide/cascade with a few free-fall ledges. The flow splits into several paths on the way down, and there is a flat ledge about 2/3 of the way down. On the way to the falls there are several beautiful cascades that are worth scrambling down the creek […]

Courthouse Falls – Pisgah National Forest, Brevard NC

Courthouse Creek flows through the Pisgah National Forest near a mountain called the Devil’s Courthouse then falls 40 feet through a narrow chute into a natural amphitheater of bedrock. To reach the falls from the Blue Ridge Parkway, go down NC Highway 215 for 6.5 miles south and turn left onto Forest Road 140 (Courthouse […]

Cedar Rock Falls (Lower & Upper) – Pisgah National Forest – Transylvania County NC

Lower & Upper Cedar Rock Falls lie off the Cat Gap Loop Trail in Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard, NC. The lower falls is on a side trail on the left of the main trail, about 0.8 mile from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Although only 20 feet, it is the more picturesque of […]

French Broad Falls, Shoal Creek Falls and Bird Rock (Cathedral) Falls – Transylvania County NC

Ledge type falls, about as wide as it is high in normal conditions. they fall into a deep pool with gravel bars all around. French Broad Falls is at the left part of a semi-circular rock ledge; on the right side of that ledge, next to an old mill, is Shoal Creek Falls. Walking downstream […]