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Amazing Waterfalls of North Carolina

Do you love waterfalls? Brevard and Transylvania Counties in North Carolina are called the Land of the Waterfalls. You’ll understand why after you read over this list of four amazing waterfalls of North Carolina.

1. Upper Bearwallow Falls

Access this waterfall at the end of a moderate-intensity one-mile hike. Ideal for families, there are several comfy benches situated along the path for weary children. To get there, head to the Visitor’s Center at Gorges State Park and turn left. Follow the road for .9 miles until you arrive at the second picnicking area, where you’ll find the Bearwallow Falls trailhead.

2. Triple Falls

Triple Falls is a group of three waterfalls that are highly accessible. Hikers can sun themselves on the flat rocks and get their feet wet in the icy cold water. The well-marked trail is a 1.2 mile, moderate-intensity hike.  To get there, head to Hooker Falls Access parking area in Dupont State Recreational Forest. Park your vehicle and cross the walking bridge along Little River until you make a right turn toward onto a gravel trail.

3. High Falls

This low-intensity hike to High Falls in Transylvania County takes you through the woods and back for 1.6 miles roundtrip. The views are scenic along the way, but your breath will be taken away when you arrive at High Falls. To get there, head toward High Falls Access and Visitor’s Center in Dupont State Recreational Park. The walking gravel trail is appropriate for families and pets.

4. Hunt-Fish Falls

Hunt-Fish Falls is impressive, not so much for the falls themselves (although they are beautiful), but for the swimming hole at the bottom of the falls. There are plenty of flat rocks for sunning and cool water to swim and relax for the entire family. To get to the moderate-intensity, 1.4-mile trailhead, take the picturesque Blueridge Parkway until you come to mile marker 311.3 in Pisgah National Forest.  Turn south onto State Route 1518. Keep driving until you reach a fork in the road and go left. At 6.2 miles, you’ll arrive in a parking area on the left-hand side of the road, where you’ll find the trailhead.

So if you are looking for a relaxing trip to see beautiful sites, try planning a trip to North Carolina to check out these stunning waterfalls.