of Western North Carolina
lots of photos and video clips from trips to variouis NC waterfalls
Frank & Aprils Scenery
Bridal Veil Falls
2.5 miles east of Highlands on US 64. Visible from the highway. Height 120 feet.
I-40 E. to exit 73. Catawba Falls Rd. 2.5 mile roundtrip. Moderate
110 foot balls. Take 276 south to falls that are just off the road.
On Courthouse Creek, in the Beech Gap area of Pisgah National Forest. Take US 64, 16 miles
east from Cashiers, turn north on SR 215 to Balsam Grove and Courthouse Creek.
Drive to Milepost 339 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right into the Crabtree Falls
Campground. 2.5 mile loop. Moderate to strenuous difficulty.
Visible from US 64, in Cullasaja Gorge, 11 miles east from Franklin, 9 miles west from
Highlands. Height 250 feet. Accessible by foot trail, 1/2 mile, steep rough terrain.
Located near US 64, 3.5 miles west of Highlands, 16.5 miles east of Franklin. Paved
walkway underneath 75 foot falls.
From Highlands, travel 3 miles south on NC 106, turn left on US Forest Service Rd with
"Glen Falls" marker. 1 mile trail to falls is steep and rough. 3 large falls
dropping approximately 60 feet.
Hickory Nut Falls
Rutherford County. Inside Chimney Rock Park near Lake Lure off U.S. 74-A.
From Casheirs, take US 64, 10 miles east to "Whitewater Road". Follow road south
to Horsepasure River. Drift Falls is nearby.
Indian Creek Falls
From Bryson City, take "Deep Creek Road" north 3 miles to Deep Creek Campground
in Great Smokey Mountains National Park. One mile hike to falls is classified as
"easy." Height 60 feet.
Juneywhank Falls are one-quarter mile downstream from Indian Creek Falls.
From Casheirs, go 16 miles east on US 64, to "Glouchester Road". Falls on the
Kiesee River in Balsam Grove, near Courthouse Falls.
From the Sugarlands Visitor Center, drive 3.7 miles west on Little River Road to the
parking area at Fighting Creek Gap. This is a 75 foot two-step waterfall. 1.3
miles to falls.
Off Blue Ridge Parkway in the Linville Gorge Area.
Looking Glass Falls
From Waynesville, take US 276 south, 22 miles. Parking is well marked on the east side of
highway. Short walk to falls.
A 200 foot scenic waterfall on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Follow Big Cove Road to
Mingo Falls Campground. Park adjacent to campground. Trail walk takes 5 minutes from
Mouse Creek Falls
Haywood County. Big Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
My Waterfall Site
Waterfall videos and Whitewater videos made right here in the Smokey Mountains of North
Rt. 4 Box 40 Ebby Manor Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731
U.S. 176 north of Tryon.
On same road as Horsepasture Falls. Height 200 feet.
From Cherokee, take US 19, 6 miles north to Soco. Falls on the slopes of Soco Bald.
Sliding Rock Falls
From Waynesville, take US 276 south toward Brevard. Falls are located on right, 7.5
miles after passing the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance.
Tom's Branch Falls
See directions to Indian Creek Falls. A quarter-mile walk from Deep Creek
From Cashiers, take US 64 east, about 16 miles. Highway passes over falls.
At 411 feet, the highest falls in the eastern US. From Cashiers, take US 64 east, 10 miles
to "Whitewater Road". Falls are 10 miles south on Whitewater Road, near the
NC/SC state line. Drift, Horsepasture, and Rainbow Falls are also accessible from