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Waterfalls of Western North Carolina 
lots of photos and video clips from trips to variouis NC waterfalls 
   
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Bridal Veil Falls  
2.5 miles east of Highlands on US 64. Visible from the highway. Height 120 feet. 

Catawba Falls
I-40 E. to exit 73.  Catawba Falls Rd.  2.5 mile roundtrip.  Moderate difficulty.

Connestee Falls
110 foot balls.  Take 276 south to falls that are just off the road.

Courthouse Falls 
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. 

Crabtree Falls
Drive to Milepost 339 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Turn right into the Crabtree Falls Campground.  2.5 mile loop.  Moderate to strenuous difficulty.

Cullasaja Falls 
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. 

Dry Falls 
Located near US 64, 3.5 miles west of Highlands, 16.5 miles east of Franklin. Paved walkway underneath 75 foot falls. 

Glen 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.

Horsepasture Falls 
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 
Juneywhank Falls are one-quarter mile downstream from Indian Creek Falls. 

Kiesee Falls 
From Casheirs, go 16 miles east on US 64, to "Glouchester Road". Falls on the Kiesee River in Balsam Grove, near Courthouse Falls. 

Laurel 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.

Linville 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. 

Mingo 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 parking area. 

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 Carolina.
Rt. 4 Box 40 Ebby Manor Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731
828-696-7909

Pearson Falls
U.S. 176 north of Tryon.

Rainbow Falls 
On same road as Horsepasture Falls. Height 200 feet. 

Soco Falls 
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 Campground. 

Toxaway Falls 
From Cashiers, take US 64 east, about 16 miles. Highway passes over falls. 

Whitewater 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 Whitewater Road. 

 

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