For many years this underrated waterfall was listed as the third tallest in the book ‘The Top Ten of Everything’. But, then, after Cascata de Yumbilla was discovered and measured [whereby it became third tallest], Ramnefjellsfossen dropped to fourth. Whatever? I viewed this waterfall on a clear day in early June 2017. A sublime experience […]
Mary Ann Falls is a 20-footer located in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Ingonish, take the exit off the Cabot Trail that is signed for Warren Lake and Mary Ann Falls. Drive up the dirt road to the parking area, about 6.5km away. The falls is a 5-minute hike from […]
I’ve been to both sides of the falls and the Canadian side is so far superior that it’s not even funny. Firstly, you DO NOT have to pay to get an excellent view of the of all 3 falls. Secondly, you cannot get a good view of the mammoth horseshoe falls from the American side, […]
Wildcat Falls is located in Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County, North Carolina. The falls are a short hike from Highway 215 and close to The Blue Ridge Parkway. The falls is 50-60 feet high, easy to get to, family friendly and has a unique old concrete logging bridge that runs over top of it. […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]