Our favorite hikes are ones that involve waterfalls, especially when a waterfall is the destination.  We might be what you call waterfall’oholics.

We love heading out a nice 3-5 mile trail, knowing that waiting for us down the trail is a gorgeous Blue Ridge Waterfall.  Our kids love to play in the water, hunt for crawdads, and relax on the rocks.  My wife and I love to take photos, and enjoy watching our kids have a blast.

The waterfall is generally our stopping point or midway point if possible, where we also break out the snacks or our lunch and eat.  We’ve also enjoyed meeting many different people hanging around the waterfalls as well.

Below you’ll find guides to our favorite waterfall trails in the Blue Ridge:

Lower Falls Graveyard Fields

Lower Falls Graveyard Fields is a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole, that is accessible by a short and moderate .3 mile hike down to the falls. This waterfall is also visible from a small pull over on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just past ...
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Crabtree Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway

Crabtree Falls is located in the Crabtree Falls Recreation Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 339.5. This 70 foot waterfall is accessed by a very nice hiking trail that offers an out an back option or a slightly longer loop hike.   ...
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Juney Whank Falls Deep Creek

Juney Whank Falls, located in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nice waterfall, with an observation bridge and benches.  The fall is short walk from the parking lot, but a someone steep walk up to it, ...
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Indian Creek Falls at Deep Creek

Indian Creek Falls, located in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a simple, but beautiful waterfall.  The fall is about a 1 mile walk from the parking lot, and is easy to access. Location: Deep ...
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Tom Branch Falls in Deep Creek

Tom Branch Falls, located in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a simple, but gorgeous waterfall, that gently falls into the famous Deep Creek. The fall is very short walk from the parking lot, and is easy to access for ...
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Courthouse Falls NC

Courthouse Falls is an absolutely gorgeous waterfall and area that is nestled into a small cove located in a remote section of Pisgah National Forest.  The hike to the falls is short, only .7 miles, and the trail is flat and very scenic.  This is ...
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Sunburst Falls, North Carolina

Sunburst Falls is a beautiful waterfall that crosses under an old stone bridge on Route 215 between Bethel, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The Falls are on a creek called the West Fork of the Pigeon River, but is more commonly called Sunburst Falls ...
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Mouse Creek Falls

Mouse Creek Falls is a beautiful 45 foot waterfall, located in the Big Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The falls is at the very end of Mouse Creek, where it flows into Big Creek, and is easily accessible from the well known ...
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Rainbow Falls NC

Rainbow Falls NC is an beautiful and majestic waterfall located deep inside Pisgah National Forest, near Sapphire, NC.  This waterfall will make an impression as it's over 150 foot tall, and it's flow is heavy, especially after a recent rain ...
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Turtleback Falls NC

Turtleback Falls NC is an amazing and popular sliding rock and swimming hole, located deep inside Pisgah National Forest, near Sapphire, NC.  Turtleback Falls is uniquely shaped, offering the ability to climb up to the top, and then sliding back ...
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