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:

Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Located just a short hike off Highway 215, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls makes for an excellent short hike, and is a beautiful and photogenic waterfall.  The Falls aren't real high, but pretty as they cascade ...
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Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Located just a short hike off Highway 215, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls makes for a quick trip, and is a beautiful and photogenic waterfall.  Below the falls are a couple of small pools for wading, which are ...
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Grogan Creek Falls

Grogan Creek Falls is a unique and absolutely gorgeous waterfall, located in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC. Grogran Creek Falls is accessible via a 5.5 mile roundtrip hike, that has four different waterfalls on ...
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Upper Cedar Rock Falls

Upper Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20' tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 2 mile roundtrip hike.   Location: Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District near Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: 2 Miles Difficulty: ...
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Cedar Rock Falls NC – Pisgah National Forest

Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20' tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 1.8 mile roundtrip hike. Location: Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District near Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: 1.8 Miles Difficulty: ...
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Cove Creek Falls NC

Cove Creek Falls is located in the Cove Creek areas of the Pisgah National Forest Ranger district. This 50' waterfall is accessible via a very nice 2 mile loop hike, that is off the beaten path. Location: In Pisgah National ...
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Whitewater Falls NC

Whitewater Falls NC, located near Sapphire NC is the tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, measuring 411 feet.   Update 6/30/2017 - The stairs leading to the lower observation deck are now open again!  They have been closed due ...
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Chasteen Creek Cascade Falls

Chasteen Creek Cascade is a 30' waterfall.  Due to the very gradual decent, it's technically a cascade, hence the name.  Regardless, it's really beautiful, and surrounded by dense woods, with lots of wildflowers. Location: Smokemont Area, ...
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Linville Falls NC

Linville Falls NC, located near Milepost 316 on The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most popular stopping points along the parkway, and also one of the most photographed waterfalls in the area. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Roundtrip Distance: ...
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Bridal Veil Falls Highlands NC

Bridal Veil Falls is a 60' cascade, and 120' tall waterfall, located just outside Highlands, NC that is literally roadside, meaning you can drive up, almost right next to it.  You were able to drive under it until recently, but that is not ...
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