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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!

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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Pearson's Falls

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Pearson's Falls and Glen is the top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, (and one of our favorite waterfalls), hosting over 20,000 visitors each year.

2720 Pearson Falls Road
Saluda, North Carolina 28773

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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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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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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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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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Linville Falls

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Linville Falls is a waterfall located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the United States.[1] The falls move in several distinct steps, beginning in a twin set of upper falls, moving down a small gorge, and culminating in a...

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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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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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