Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls is probably hands down the most scenic waterfall in the vinicity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (at least based on our research of the waterfalls in the park and our field…

Soco Falls

Soco Falls was another waterfall we visited during our brief time in the vicinity of the Great Smoky Mountains near Cherokee. This waterfall was actually a pair of converging small waterfalls…

Pearson’s Falls

Pearsons Falls (or Pearson’s Falls) was a pretty, lacy, cascading 90ft waterfall at the end of a tranquil, family-friendly stroll owned and maintained by the Tryon Garden Club. It was said to be…

Hickory Nut Falls

Hickory Nut Falls was our waterfalling excuse to visit Chimney Rock, which was a 315ft granite rock that offered us gorgeous sweeping views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The rather light-…

Elk River Falls

Elk River Falls was a moderate-volume 40ft waterfall that we ended up going a little bit out-of-the-way to visit, especially considering that we based ourselves mostly in Asheville and in Brevard.

Linville Falls

For us, Linville Falls represented an exercise in confusion because there were apparently two different trailheads (one administered by the Forest Service and the other administered by the National…

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls (not to be confused with the one in Virginia) was probably the prettiest of the waterfalls we saw that were directly accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway. What this 70ft waterfall…

Glassmine Falls

Glassmine Falls is a thin waterfall seen right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s said to be ephemeral and we can see why even though we saw it flowing. There’s a sign by the car park for the…

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls was certainly one of the prettier and easy-to-access waterfalls we’ve seen during our time in Brevard. As a result, this 60ft falls was definitely popular. I have to believe…

Hooker Falls

Hooker Falls was the first of three waterfalls on the Little River we visited (the other two being Triple Falls and High Falls) while touring DuPont State Forest. What this falls lacked in height…

Triple Falls

Triple Falls was the second of three waterfalls on the Little River we visited while touring DuPont State Forest. Like its name says, it consists of three distinct tiers all cascading at different…

High Falls (DuPont State Park)

High Falls was the last of three waterfalls (though it have been four given a little more time) on the Little River we visited in DuPont State Forest. This one was probably the most impressive of…

Second Falls (Lower Falls)

Second Falls (also referred to as Lower Falls according to the signs here) was essentially our waterfalling excuse to check out the popular Graveyard Fields stop while driving the gorgeous Blue…

Upper Falls (Graveyard Fields)

Regarding Upper Falls in the Graveyard Fields, I suppose I could have combined this page with that of Second Falls. However, considering that it was quite a bit of a detour just to reach this…

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls (the one we’re talking about here is on the Horsepasture River) was true to its name as we happened to show up a little after high noon when it produced bright rainbows…

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls was certainly one of those roadside waterfalls we couldn’t have missed even if we tried! For starters, it was roadside next to a busy highway. However, it also had that rare…

Dry Falls

Dry Falls (like the nearby Bridal Veil Falls) was another roadside waterfall. But instead of driving behind the waterfall, this one lets you go behind it the old fashioned way – by walking!

Glen Falls

Glen Falls was really a series of three main waterfalls all on the same creek. The first two big drops were probably the most photogenic. There was also a third drop, but it’s debatable whether…

Upper Whitewater Falls

Upper Whitewater Falls was definitely a waterfall that left a lasting impression on us. In addition to its impressive stature, it was the forceful volume and the presence of Autumn colors that…