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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!

Hooker Falls, Triple Falls and High Falls

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Triple Falls flows on the Little River through the DuPont State Forest in Transylvania County. It is one of 4 major waterfalls on the Little River in this area, the others being High Falls, Hooker Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Triple Falls has 3...

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Minnehaha Falls

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One of Minneapolis' oldest and most popular parks features a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, and river overlooks, attracting more than 850,000 visitors annually.

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Long Creek Falls

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Long Creek Falls is located on the Appalachian Trail near the Three Forks where the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye and Duncan Ridge Trails meet. The hike is two miles out and back along Long Creek. The road leading to the trailhead follows beautiful...

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Riley Moore Falls

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This is one of those trails where the moderate 45-minute hike along a recently constructed trail is alone worth your hiking time

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Hidden Falls

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Hidden Falls is best viewed after a rain and flows over a series of granite ledges and drops 60 feet. This is an excellent hike for all members of the family.

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Mingo Falls aka Big Bear Falls

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Mingo Falls is a 120 ft (37 m) high waterfall located in the Qualla Boundary—a land trust of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians—near the town of Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the eastern United States...

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Glassmine Falls

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When it flows, the falls slides down the rock face of Blackstock Knob Mountain down to the North Fork Swannanoa River. The flow is not constant and can sometimes nearly dry up completely. It is most visible after heavy rains, which can be at any...

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Spoonauger Falls

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Spoonauger Falls runs down a stepped rock face in a broad sheet. The 50 foot falls is one of the more popular (and camera friendly) in this neck of the Chattooga River watershed. It is an easy 20 minute, 1/2 mile hike in the Sumter National Forest.

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Crabtree Falls

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Crabtree Falls is a 70 ft. cascade on Big Crabtree Creek. The creek spreads over a rock face with many small ledges, giving it a delicate appearance, before trickling into a clear pool at the base. Though there are hardly any crabtrees here now, in..

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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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