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Western North Carolina Waterfalls

Highlands Area/Jackson County

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is approximately 60 ft in height and a tributary of the Cullasaja River. Bridal Veil is a popular falls because of it's easy access. It's right next to the road. you use to be able to drive under it but not anymore. A huge bolder broke off the falls so now it has slid into the roadway and is no longer passable. Bridal Veil is located in Macon County about 2.5 miles northwest of Highlands on Hwy 64 and is on a tributary of the Cullasaja River. There's a forest service sign just before the falls, which are on the right side of the road.

Dry falls

Dry falls

Less than a mile west of Bridal Veil is Dry Falls which is also handicap accessible. It will be on the left and if you miss the 1st turn into the parking area, you can take the next one. Dry Falls is on the Cullasaja River and the walk from the parking area is a very short one.

You can walk underneath these 80 ft falls The path is maybe about 30 ft below the top of the falls - it seemed like it was a longer way down to the river below than to the top and you may be able to see a rainbow if the sun is in the right position. The spray from the falls may get you when you walk underneath. Very pretty site, but rather touristy.

Glen Falls

A steep, rough 1-mile trail leads to the falls. three large waterfalls make up Glen Falls the upper is 70 ft, then a 60 ft drop, then a 15 footer . The trail is 3/4 mile and not bad. The trail leads you to all 3 sections.

Heading west on Hwy 64 in Highlands, take a left on Hwy 106, go about 1.7 miles and look for the sign to Glen Falls Scenic area on the left. The gravel road to the Falls (SR 1618) veers off immediately to the right after you take the left, so go slow. The road dead ends into the parking area.

Grassy Creek Falls

Many visitors to the DuPont State Forest have visited Wintergreen Falls on the Grassy Creek. However, most are not aware of another water slide on same stream, named Grassy Creek Falls. These falls, which lie on the newly acquired property, are nearly 2 miles downstream of Wintergreen Falls, not far from High Falls and the mouth of Grassy Creek.

On some topographical maps, the Grassy Creek Falls are shown to be on Little Mill Creek rather than on Grassy Creek. This is thought to have occurred due to an accidental switching of creek names by map makers.

Located in Jackson County: Grassy Creek Falls is 100 feet high flowing out of the Grassy Creek Mountains of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Park There is one-way trail but it's a private so this one you'll have to see by the roadside.

Trail Beauty Rating : 5 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Kalakaleskies: Lake Sequoyah Falls

Located off US 64/28 west, 2.5 miles northwest of Highlands on the Cullasaja River. The Sequoyah Dam is at the head of the falls. There are 18 small falls within a quarter mile paralleling US 64/28.

Picklesimer Rock House falls

Picklesimer Rock House falls is another lesser known falls that is well worth visiting. The half mile trail is an easy hike and the reward is a 40' free falling waterfall in front of a deeply recessed rock house.

From the intersection of Hwy's 64 and 28 in Highlands, drive 5.8 miles south on Hwy 28 and take a sharp right on SR1618 at a sign for the Blue Valley Campground. This road becomes gravel and FR79. Drive 4.2 miles down this well maintained road through the Nantahala National Forest and park at an old logging road heading up to the right. It's gated, but the gate is maybe 50-75 yards up. Hike for less than 1/2 mile to a wildlife clearing. Pass through the clearing to a creek and take the faint trail to the right up the creek a short distance to the falls. Steep hills flank both sides of the falls and the rock house is undercut enough to provide shelter during a rain storm.

Satulah Falls

A high, narrow waterfall visible from the overlook, 2.5 miles south of Highlands on US 28. Franklin Area

Secret Falls

This little known waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest is listed in the Adams' book, but it doesn't give directions because part of the trail may pass through private property. The trail isn't marked with no trespassing signs, just the land to the left of the trail.

Coming from Lake Toxaway, head out Hwy 64 west into Highlands. At the main stop light in town, 64 turns right, Hwy 28 goes straight, you turn left on Main Street. After it leaves town in a couple of blocks, it's called Horse Cove Rd. Take this curvy road down hill for about 4 miles and turn right on Walking Stick Rd (SR1608). At 0.6 miles down this road on the right is Walking Stick Falls. It's right next to the road, but on private property being developed with signs saying 'no poor people allowed', so we slowed down and looked, but didn't stop. Not a good photo op anyway. Parking for the trail to Secret Falls is 2.9 miles down Walking Stick, right where FR4567 turns right. This is Game lands and that road is open during hunting season, but park before the gate. The trail is to the left of the gate and heads slightly down hill. Not to far down the trail were the 'land for sale' and 'no trespassing signs' to the left and Game lands signs to the right. About seven minutes down the trail, cross a creek . A little further cross another creek on a fallen log, headed up hill, and in 3 more minutes take a trail to the left and down hill towards the top of the falls. So you've got about a 15 minute easy hike and by now you should have penciled this 50' falls in as a 'must see'.

A small side trail heads to the top of the falls and comes out on a very safe flat rock area with a great view of the creek below. Just up Big Creek are 2 smaller drops and a shallow pool.

Silver Run Falls

A 30-foot falls spilling into a pool of water. Off NC 107, 4.1 miles south of Cashiers. Park in the pull-off on the left and take the short, easy trail to the base. To ge to this falls, head west on Hwy 64 from Lake Toxaway into Cashiers and take a left on 107. The 25' Silver Run Falls is a little over 4 miles down on the left and we stopped here before crossing into SC. Lots of ice, very cool, and worth a return trip in warmer weather.

Whitewater Falls 

Whitewater Falls

At 411 feet, the highest falls east of the Rockies. From Cashiers, take NC 107 south 10 miles to the NC/SC line, then travel another mile and take the first paved road to the left. Fee site.

Hayesville Area/ Clay County

Leatherwood Falls

Leatherwood falls at Firescreek

Leatherwood Falls at Firescreek Recreation Area is in Clay County North Carolina. A beautiful, perhaps less dramatic, example of nature and gravity. Part of the Nantahala National Forest. The 25-foot falls is visible from the picnic area or along a barrier-free, paved trail alongside the creek. The ice-cold water of Fires Creek provides an invigorating swim for hearty souls, particularly under the bridge where it is 6 or 7 feet deep. Leatherwood is a common family name in the area, and generations of local children have frolicked in the creek or fished for trout along its banks.

Franklin Area/ Macon County

Big Laurel Falls

Big Laurel Falls Franklin North Carolina

In a beautiful part of the Nantahala National Forest near Standing Indian Campground is this little jewel of a waterfall called Big Laurel Falls. A short .6 mile hike that follows the path of an old logging railroad, the trail meanders along a raging noisy Big Laurel Branch creek with lots of big boulders.

Bull Cove

Bull Cove Falls is about 40 feet high and on the same trail as High Falls. Bull Cove is a nice falls and well worth seeing. If you're heading up to High Falls, rest up here - you'll need it.

From Lake Toxaway, take 64 west through Highlands and towards Franklin. Near Franklin, get on 441 south and drive 20 miles to Clayton, GA. Turn right on Hwy 76 west, drive 8 miles and turn right on Persimmon Rd. Just over 4 miles up this road, take a left on Tallulah River Road - also marked FR70. This narrow road starts out paved, but turns to gravel and generally follows the Tallulah River. It's a very scenic drive, but it's an additional 7.5 miles to the Beech Creek Trail parking area on the left. This road crosses back into NC closer to the parking area. It took us over 2 hours drive time from Lake Toxaway to get to the parking area.

The blue blazed trail begins across the road to the right coming out of the parking area. It heads steeply straight up hill, then begins to switchback as it continues up the hill. From the crest, the trail then descends and crosses Beech Creek. There's a log to cross on - you may have to get your feet wet otherwise. The trail continues on and connects with an old road - bear left here. In another 1/2 mile (about 1 mile total from the parking area) cross Bull Cove Creek and take the trail to the right that heads up creek to the falls. Bull Cove Falls is about 40' high in 2 levels.

Directions:

From Clayton, Georgia take US 76 7.9 miles to Persimmon Rd, turn right. Drive 4.1 miles to Tallulah River Rd. (FR 70, which changes to FR 56 at the NC state line) turn left. Drive 7.6 miles to a parking area on left. Trail begins on opposite side of the road ( FR 378). Trail is 1 mile long.

High Falls

High Falls is over 150 feet high. See Bull Falls to get to main trail

If you are heading up to High Falls, come back out to the main trail and turn right. The hike up to the falls is a steady uphill trek - another 1.5 miles. You'll soon cross Beech Creek again and be on the left side. Since it was winter, we had a great view of the creek which was mostly below us. The creek is almost one continuous cascade. Closer to the falls, the trail begins to switchback up the mountain. At the 1st turn to the left, a small trail continues straight, take the main trail to the left. At the next turn to the left, a side trail marked with a 'High Falls' sign nailed to a tree leads down hill to the creek and the base of the falls. High Falls is a beautiful 150' falls cascading over a rock face.

Directions:

Same as Bull Cove Falls: From Clayton, Georgia take US 76 7.9 miles to Persimmon Rd, turn right. Drive 4.1 miles to Tallulah River Rd. (FR 70, which changes to FR 56 at the NC state line) turn left. Drive 7.6 miles to a parking area on left. Trail begins on opposite side of the road ( FR 378). Trail is 2.5 miles long

Cullasaja Dry Falls

Dry falls

County: Macon Height: 80 feet Water Source: Cullasaja River Mountains: Southern Appalachian Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.1 mile Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 5Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 8 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Facts: Here the Cullasaja River projects over an overhanging cliff, allowing people to walk behind the waterfall without getting wet, hence the name Dry Falls. If the river is up, you may question the appropriateness of the name; the constant spray will soon have you drenched.

Cullasaja Falls

Cullasaja Falls is a beautiful falls flowing out of the Cullasaja River Mountains in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and located in the Nantahala National Forest along a very dangerous stretch of Hwy 64. The 250' falls and cascades is viewable from the road, but there's only a small pull off area suitable for 2-3 vehicles. The safest way to approach is from the Franklin side, west of the falls. From the intersection of Hwy 441 and 64 east, the falls is about 7.7 miles east on 64. If you are coming from Highlands, the falls is 5.5 miles past Dry Falls. You might do better passing the falls and turning around a little ways down the road. Pull completely off the road! You'll have the view of the falls in the above shot from the pull off.

The gorge leading to the falls is part of the trail for DeSoto's 1540 expedition in search of gold. The name, Cullasaja, comes from a Cherokee word meaning "honey locust place."

Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 9 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls

A .6 mile drive up the road from Laural Falls you'll hear this waterfall before the turn out. The trail here is less than 1/4 mile both ways and really easy, making this a walk for most anyone. With multible switchbacks making the gentle decent, the trail splits about half way to the falls allowing you to go above the main chute or below. The left trail takes you above the main falls but allows you to see a mulitible cascade of small drops. The right trail takes you to the base. Lots of storm damage has placed many logs in this falls and has damage the folage along the walk, but the easy walk makes it worth including this one on your list.

Rufus Morgan Falls

A nice walk through the forest. The trail is about 1/2 a mile, easy to follow, and easy to moderate in difficulty. To see the falls through the leaves may be difficult, winter or early spring is best to view the falls.

Hwy 64 out of Franklin for about 5 miles and turned right on Old Murphy Rd, then turned left on SR1310 less than 1/4 mile down - it's just past the gas station. After 6.3 miles, we turned left on FR388 and followed it up for 2 miles to the obvious parking area on the right.

Upper Buck Creek Falls

County: Macon Height: 100 feet Water Source: Buck Creek Mountains: Glenville Park: Nantahala National Forest, Highlands Ranger District Owner: State Trail Length (one-way): .25 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 5-10 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 4 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Upper Buck Creek Falls is a beautiful, cascading stream that would be popular were it not for its inaccessibility. Should you decide to visit this falls, you are sure to be alone.

Graham County

Big Falls

County: Graham Height: Small multilevel cascade Water Source: Snowbird Creek Mountains: Snowbird Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 3.9 miles Trail Difficulty (Scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 3 Beauty Rating (Scale: 10 highest): 6 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Even though the falls is named "Big Falls," the falls is a multilevel cascade which is definitely not "big." A steep side trail leads to the base of the cascade, where silky willow shrubs grow near a flat, rocky area.

Middle Falls

County: Graham Height: 20 feet Water Source: Snowbird Creek Mountains: Snowbird Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 5.1 miles Trail Difficulty (Scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 3-7 Beauty Rating (Scale: 10 highest): 7 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: The cardinal flowers blooming in August around Middle Falls make that month an excellent time to visit. Of the four falls in the Snowbird Creek basin, Middle Falls is considered the best for photographing.

Upper Falls

County: Graham Height: Small sliding cascade Water Source: Snowbird Creek Mountains: Snowbird Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 6.3 miles Trail Difficulty (Scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 3-7 Beauty Rating (Scale: 10 highest): 4 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Upper Falls is small and hidden from view by overgrown vegetation. Most of the tail to Upper Falls is along an old narrow-gauge railroad grade. In the 1930s, there was extensive timber logging in the Snowbird Creek basin. The railway was used to haul out the logs. After the Forest Service purchased the land in 1943, the tracks were removed

Sassafras Falls

County: Graham Height: 50 feet Water Source: Sassafras Creek Mountains: Snowbird Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 3.5 miles Trail Difficulty (Scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 3-6 Beauty Rating (Scale: 10 highest): 5 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: The basin containing Sassafras Falls was used by the Cherokee Indians as a hideout during the Removal of 1838. Descendants of those Indians now live nearby in the Little Snowbird community.

Haywood County

Mouse Creek Falls

County: Haywood Height: 35 feet Water Source: Mouse Creek Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Great Smoky Mountains National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 2 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 3 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 6 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: This waterfalls is accessible to campers at Big Creek Campground.

Yellowstone Falls

County: Haywood Height: 125 feet Water Source: Yellowstone Prong Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Pisgah National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.5 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 5 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 4 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: The name for the falls comes from the yellow lichens and minerals in the valley rocks

Transylvania County

Pisgah National Forest is home to numerous waterfalls. This section focuses on the Pisgah Ranger District of the forest, mostly north of Brevard. I've hiked here on several occasions and have only scratched the surface of things to see. It's a great place for families with kids to begin exploring waterfalls. Falls here include Looking Glass, Moore Cove, Cove Creek, Daniel Ridge, Courthouse, Chestnut, Flat Laurel Creek, Grogan Creek, Cedar Rock, Slick Rock, the falls in the Henry Branch area, Sam Branch, Wash Hollow, Log Hollow and Cathy's Creek Falls.

The land of Waterfalls

Was bestowed on Transylvania County in 1912 for good reason; Transylvania contains more waterfalls than any other county in the state. Waterfalls are plentiful in Transylvania County primarily because of the topography and geology of the region. The county lies between the high points of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont regions of North and South Carolina. Because of the location there is a significant change in elevation throughout the county. Another very important aspect of Transylvania's immense abundance of waterfalls is the amount of rainfall. Transylvania County has the highest average rainfall east of the Pacific Northwest. Brevard averages nearly 70 inches annually and Lake Toxaway, in the western part of the county, averages 80 inches. Though Transylvania's waterfalls are at present visited by tourists, earlier in history they were sites for industries. Settlers used many of the falls in the region for water-powered grist mills, hence came such names as Mill Shoals or Mill Falls. Not all early industries located around waterfalls were legal.

The production of moonshine,' the illegal manufacturing of homemade liquor, was easily concealed near isolated waterfalls. This became a booming business for bootleggers. Today Transylvania's waterfalls brings. tourists from all over.

Bear Wallow Falls

-U.S. 64 Southwest to Whitewater Road, turn left four and one-half miles. Bear Wallow Creek is probably the most rugged stream in Transylvania County. From its origin near Oakland, it is a continuous series of falls and cascades until it joins Toxaway River near the head of Lake Jocassee. To reach the upper falls follow U.S. 64 from Rosman for 13 1/2 miles or one and one-half miles west of Toxaway River Bridge.

Cathey's Creek Falls

Cathey's Creek Falls

Cathey's Creek Falls is beautiful, secluded, and easily accessible but hard to find. Falls are down a small unmarked trail but worth the 300 yard walk. To find the falls go approximately three and one-half miles from Brevard on U.S. 64 west.to SR1401turn right(north) then in 50' turn left onto State Road 1338, which turns into FS471 as you enter Pisgah National Forest. When the pavement ends, go 2.5 miles past the water treatment plant. Look for power lines crossing the road and you'll see a single car pull out on your right.

Cedar Rock Creek Falls

Near Cedar Rock Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. State Road 1338, right from U.S. 64 at Cathey's Creek and on right from road a short distance from Cathey's Creek Road. two falls on creek.

Courthouse Falls

Hike down short trail at last bridge on Forest Service Road l 40 Courthouse Creek Road) off NC. 215 above Balsam Grove.

County: Transylvania Height: 45 feet Water Source: Courthouse Creek Mountains: Devil's Courthouse Mountain Park: Pisgah National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.3 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 5 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 6 Wheelchair Accessible: No Facts: The waterfalls and mountain derive their names from Indian lore. The Cherokees believed a cave in the mountain was the courtroom of the giant Judaculla.

Connestee Falls

Two falls are at the same location, Connestee and Batson creeks, and can be viewed from many places from well-kept trail to the toot of these waterfalls. Each tall is about 110 feet high. About 100 yards from U.S. 276, 10 miles south of Brevard. CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

County: Transylvania Height: 110 feet Water Source: Carson Creek Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Connestee Falls Owner: Private Trail Length (one-way): Few feet Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): -- Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 7 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: According to Indian lore, the Princess Connestee leapt to her death over the falls after her English husband returned to his people. Dr. F. A. Miles named these falls for the Indian princess in 1882.

Cove Creek Falls

A 30 foot falls off Caney Bottom Creek Trail above the Cove Creek Campground. Park at the gate to campgrounds approximately two miles above Pisgah Fish Hatchery on Forest Service Road 475.

Dismal Falls

Bushwhack one-and one-half miles up treacherous, undeveloped path to Diamond Creek. Access is on N. C. 281 near where it climbs away from West Fork French Broad River.

Diamond Creek Falls

Diamond Creek flows into North Fork of the French Broad River near Rosman. Between the river's North Fork and West Fork near State Road 1322.

Drift Falls

Drift Falls

County: Transylvania Height: 80 feet Water Source: Horse pasture River Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.1 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 7 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 7 Wheelchair Accessible: No Facts: Drift Falls is known also as Bust Your Butt Falls or Driftwood Falls.

Flat Creek Falls ( also called Lovers Falls )

In Quebec community to right of state Road 1313. Other falls off State Road 1147, South of U.S. 64.

Frozen Creek Shoals

Near State Road 1139 in the Frozen Creek - Old Toxaway areas requiring only a very short hike to bottom of the Falls.

Glen Cannon Falls

One of these twin falls can be seen from the Glen Cannon Golf course. The second green is just in front of the lower falls, and a short hike is required to the top falls.

High Falls

On the South Fork of Mills River in Pisgah National Forest. Several other falls are on this fork between the Pink Beds and the Henderson County line, which requires a two mile hike from Wolfe Ford Road (FS 476).

John's Jump Falls

County: Transylvania Height: 25 feet Water Source: Mill Creek Mountains: Southern Appalachian Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.1 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 6 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 4 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: This waterfall was named in the early 1920s for John Hinkle who jumped down a large rock to get to the base of the falls

Kiasee Falls

In a hidden cove under the Pisgah Ledge near Pinhook Gap Road 1369. In general area of Courthouse Falls.

Kathey Falls

On Bearwallow Creek about one mile from Toxaway Falls Road or three-fourths of a mile from U.S. 64. Kathey is probably the most visited of the many falls on this tributary of the Toxaway River.

Lake Toxaway Falls

Lake Toxaway Falls

U.S. 84 crosses the top of the falls, 123 feet high, 20 miles southwest of Brevard.The waterfalls are just below Toxaway Falls dam, named Toxaway (Red Bird) by the Cherokee Indians.

Laughing Falls

One mile off U.S. 280 on Turkey Creek. Near State Road 1360 in Pisgah National Forest.

Laurel Falls

County: Transylvania Height: 400 feet Water Source: Corbin Creek Mountains: Southern Appalachian Mountains Park: Nantahala National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.8 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 8 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 3 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Laurel Falls is also known as Corbin Creek Falls.

Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in fall beautifully contrast with the soothing green of hemlocks.

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls is one of the most scenic and best known falls in the Eastern United States. This picturesque unbroken rush of water is 30 feet wide and over 60 feet high The fall is named after the immense dome Looking Glass Rock. A few miles past the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, the 65' fall is right beside the road for Roadside viewing and assessiable to the handicapped. Considered a "10" on the beauty scale this is one you won't want to miss.When the falls become frozen, the surface of the cliffs reflects sunlight to resemble a looking glass.

Mill Shoals Falls

Adjacent to Owens Gap Road near Jackson County line.Two other falls can be visited in same area - Dismal Falls and Still House Falls left of State Road 1308.

Moore Cove Falls

Moore Cove Falls

A 50 foot falls at the end of a popular 0.7 mile trail. Parking is along U.S. 276 about 6-1-2 miles above the Ranger Station.

County: Transylvania Height: 50 feet Water Source: Moore Creek Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Pisgah National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 0.7 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 5 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 7 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Moore Cove Falls has a large ledge which creates an overhang with a walkway behind the 50-foot falls.

Follow directions to Looking Glass falls then Drive past looking Glass Falls and follow road until you come to a stone bridge, park on the right before the bridge, entrance to the trail is on the right at beginning of bridge, you'll follow the trail for approximately 3/4 of a mile to Moores Cove Falls bring a picnic it's a beautiful spot!!!!! There is a small waterfall just to the right about 250 feet coming from Moores Cove Falls... Trail Length .75 miles Difficulty adults-4 children-8 be warned you will go through some mud and over a few logs and downed trees but path is 95% clear.

MT Toxaway Falls

Just over the Jackson County line. Probably the highest falls in the area. Turn right from U.S. 64 on road to Mt. Toxaway Lookout Tower. Lake Toxaway, Rosman Research Station and various other places of interest can be seen from the top of the mountain.

Pounding, Mill Falls

On Middle Fork of French Broad River near Eastatoe Gap. Can be seen from U.S. 178 or by turning on road to lakes.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

Near Whitewater Falls Road. Waterfalls on Horse pasture River one-fourth mile from N. C. 281. Drift Falls are passed before reaching the 200-foot-high Rainbow Falls.

Raven Cliff Falls

Drops 600 feet in the space of about a half mile. Two miles on right of U.S. 276 before reaching Caesar's Head. A steep path of about 60 degrees leads to the bottom of the falls.

Slick Rock Falls

Slick Rock Falls

On Head Water Road (FS 47SB) between the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and the Pink Beds. This Forest Service Road offers a nice drive to U.S. 276 with excellent views of John Rock and Looking Glass Rock.

Located approximately 1.5 miles from the Pisagh National Forest Fish Hatchery Follow the directions for Looking Glass Falls At the fork bear left instead of right onto fr475 follow that past the hatchery to fire road 475b Slick Rock will be about 1.3 miles on the right there will be a small parking area on right more like a pull-off, park here a small path of about 100 feet is to the lower right of the main trail do not go up the steps to get to the base of the falls!!!!! Slippery Rock gets it's name from the moss that grows on the rocks, it is not uncommon to see the remnants of a deer at the base of the falls as they loose footing and are swept over the top of the falls. On this day we did not see any, but most of our shots were from a deer bed area to the right of the falls...

Stairstep Falls

Near the headwaters of Lake Jocassee on Horse pasture River. Rough terrain, but falls can be reached by a hike down the river from Whitewater Road (N. C. 281). Several other fails can be seen on way to Stairstep Falls.

StillHouse Falls

A few of the water falls in the area have dry spaces between the water and the back wall. One of these, Stillhouse Falls, was named by the Boy Scouts, who found a liquor still behind the falls. Bushwhack from N.C.1306 or N.C. 1375.

Twin Falls

County: Transylvania Height: 100 feet (each) Water Source: Henry Branch and tributary Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains Park: Pisgah National Forest Owner: Federal Trail Length (one-way): 2.2 miles Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 7 Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 8 Wheelchair Accessible: No

Facts: Twin Falls consists of two 100-foot waterfalls, located on different water sources.

Turtle back falls

Turtle back falls

A beautiful powerful falls on the trail to Rainbow Falls. More coming soon!

Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls

Turn south from U.S. 64 onto N. C. 281 near Sapphire. Parking area is near the South Carolina line.

White Owl Falls

On head waters of Thompson River on Whitewater Falls Road 1149 in the Bohaynee area. Between Rainbow and Whitewater Falls.

Windy Falls

Like many waterfalls, Windy has been known by several names. On the Horse pasture River between Rainbow and Stairstep Falls.

Wintergreen Falls

On the Toxaway River just above the entrance to Bear Wallow Creek. One of the most beautiful waterfalls- in the area. Plans should be made to see Bear Wallow Falls on the same hike. To see several falls, go down Bear Wallow then turn up Toxaway to Wintergreen.

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