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Our list of waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains is not intended to be exhaustive. Instead, we have included waterfalls that are fairly easy to visit. There are hundreds of additional waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains that are not accessible on well-marked or maintained trails, and many that are miles away from civilization. Also, we have not had the opportunity to visit all of the waterfalls below, but instead compiled the list by researching a variety of hiking club websites and state and county travel bureaus. Please visit each link to be sure the falls are open to the public during your visit. Also, climbing on rocks above and around waterfalls can be extremely dangerous. Please use caution!

Carrick Creek Falls

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The 1.9-mile (3.1 km) Carrick Creek Nature Trail loops around two creeks with small cascades and waterfalls and displays wildflowers in season.

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Licklog and Pigpen Falls

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Less than a mile hike down the Chattooga Trail offers two waterfalls: the two-tiered, 80-foot Licklog Falls and the 25-foot stack of Pigpen Falls. Licklog Creek tumbles into Pigpen as two long, divided veils which empty into a sandy...

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Skinny Dip Falls

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This moderate, short hike takes you to an appealing waterfall and swimming hole on the Yellowstone Prong of the Big East Fork of the Pigeon River. It makes a great summer swimming destination, a great way to stretch your legs if you're...

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Bridal Veil Falls

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Bridal Veil Falls is very convenient, right next to US Highway 64 about 2 1/2 miles north of Highlands, North Carolina. Visitors can drive underneath this falls on a paved driveway under the 50' waterfall (it's the only waterfall in North Carolina th

US 64
Highlands, North Carolina 28641

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Tom's Creek Falls

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The 60-foot falls are located on Toms Creek. The creek flows over several cascading upper sections of bedrock into a near-vertical lower cascade, ending in a small scoop in the rocks. A wide, flat pool area is at the base, located in a gully that...

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Turtleback Falls aka Umbrella Falls

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Turtleback Falls, also called Umbrella Falls, is a waterfall in Western North Carolina, located near Brevard. The falls is located on the Horsepasture River in the Pisgah National Forest. The falls is usually accessed by a hike starting in...

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Moore Cove Falls

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The waterfall is open to the public and are accessible beginning at a parking area on the side of U.S. Highway 276, approximately 6.6 miles north of the intersection of 276, U.S. Highway 64, and NC Highway 280 in Brevard, North Carolina. Visitors...

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Twin Falls

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These beautiful waterfalls are nestled in the Eastatoe Valley. They are an easy hike of about 1 mile. The falls consist of two falls. The larger of the two is about 75 feet high. Both falls cascade over massive slabs of granite to create the...

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Station Cove Falls

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Station Cove Falls is usually the first place in the Upstate that wildflower lovers visit looking for the first blooms of the year. The 60' high waterfall is at the end of a trail that passes through a hardwood cove with soils rich in...

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Hickory Nut Falls

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Hickory Nut Falls flows on Fall Creek through the Hickory Nut Gorge, and is part of Chimney Rock Park, a park that was privately owned until May 2007, when the State of North Carolina completed the purchase of the park.[1] Chimney Rock Park and...

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