Transylvania County, NC Waterfalls

Caution: Waterfalls are delightful yet hazardous and tricky; every year individuals pass on while climbing cascades or investigating off-trail close to cascades. If it’s not too much trouble, stay on the path, see cascades from a good ways, and get back securely! As an update, it is unlawful to swim in any waters inside the limits of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Leave the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 411.8 to visit North Carolina’s Land of Waterfalls, Transylvania County.

Cascades of Pisgah National Forest:

Smooth Rock Falls, Discovery Falls, Log Hollow and Upper Log Hollow Falls, and Logging Road Falls

6.5 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S and unpaved Headwaters Road (Forest Road 475B which is unsigned)

Distance: Up to 2.5 Miles (full circle, further if Headwaters Road is gated)

Trouble Level: Easy to Moderate

Moore Cove Falls

8.5 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S

Distance: 1.2 Miles (full circle)

Trouble Level: Easy

50-foot falls. Water drops over a stone edge that you can stroll behind.

Mirror Falls

9.5 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S

Noticeable from the side of the road however steps are accessible to stroll to the foundation of the falls.

The name comes from close by Looking Glass Rock which takes after a mirror in the colder time of year when sun ponders its frigid side.

Daniel Ridge Falls

13.8 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S and Forest Road 475

Distance: Approximately 5.0 Miles (full circle)

Trouble Level: Moderate

Practically a large portion of the Daniel Ridge trail matches the Davidson River. The falls are a 150-foot course.

Cascades of DuPont State Recreational Forest:

Prostitute Falls, Triple Falls and High Falls

(Hooker Falls)

26.3 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S, US-64 E, Crab Creek Rd, DuPont/Staton Rd at the Hooker Falls Access Area

Distance: 2.2 Miles (full circle)

Trouble Level: Easy

Three cascades moderately near one another with landscape found in “Craving Games” and “Last of the Mohicans” motion pictures.

Wedding Veil Falls

30 Miles from BRP by means of US-276 S, US-64 E, Crab Creek Rd, DuPont/Staton Rd, Cascade Lake Rd and Reasonover Rd at the Fawn Lake Access Area

Distance: 5.0 Miles (full circle)

Trouble Level: Easy

120-foot falls highlighted in a “Yearning Games” film.

Nantahala National Forest:

Upper Whitewater Falls (first disregard)

45.2 Miles from BRP through US-276 S and US-64 W; day use expense required

Distance: 0.25 Mile (single direction) to upper stage, lower seeing stage is an extra 0.5 Mile (single direction) down a precarious arrangement of 150+ strides for a full circle of 1.5 Miles

Trouble Level: Easy to Moderate

Exceptionally famous 411-foot falls borders Jackson County. This cascade is presented previously.

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