View a map of parkway waterfalls. The north carolina section of the blue ridge parkway was designated an all american road in september of 1996.
There are quite a few waterfalls along and around the north carolina section of the blue ridge parkway most are towards the southern end.
Waterfalls on the blue ridge parkway nc. Exit at milepost 317 4 for tom s creek falls an 80 foot multi cascade waterfall on an easy 1 mile round trip hike just 1 2 miles from us 221. Looking glass falls mp 411. This top 10 list and gallery is the result of our poll which has over 330 votes.
All are free to visit but most are a bit hidden since they are not signed or found via maps or gps. Take a short hike from the parkway to a 200 foot cascading waterfall in north carolina scoping out some nature trails to get back into the swing of chasing waterfalls this year in north carolina. So see our full guides for each by clicking on the listings below.
The last waterfall we visited on the north carolina end of the blue ridge parkway was crabtree falls. Find the best waterfalls along the blue ridge parkway in north carolina near asheville either directly on the parkway or within a 10 mile detour. It is a part of the virtual blue ridge network which aims to share the parkway experience with long distance viewers and to enhance it for visitors and residents.
Waterfalls of pisgah national. Crabtree falls north carolina the hike down was pretty easy although the return trip was a bit of a workout and the waterfall was a fabulous and dramatically steep cascade over lots of big rocks. Looking glass falls is one of the most symmetrical waterfalls in western north carolina.
The blue ridge parkway guide is a privately owned website authored by joe veler and sarah cooke who began work on the site after discovering their shared love of the parkway. Mcdowell county features the spectacular region of the blue ridge parkway between linville falls and crabtree falls mileposts 316 to 344. The trailhead for english falls is located at about milepost 322 on the blue ridge parkway.
Exit the blue ridge parkway at milepost 411 8 to visit north carolina s land of waterfalls transylvania county. Without further ado the most popular waterfall on the blue ridge parkway is. Combine a scenic adventure on the blue ridge parkway with a short 0 8 mile hike round trip to stand only inches from the rushing water cascading.
I haven t had a chance to explore the virginia section yet so don t have any info on the waterfalls there. As a reminder it is illegal to swim in any waters within the boundaries of the blue ridge parkway. Graphic by blue ridge parkway daily.
The top 10 blue ridge parkway waterfalls as voted on by our site visitors. Second falls graveyard fields as seen from the brp on 10 1 06. More waterfalls are located off the brp.
This waterfall is a 15 minute drive 9 miles off of the parkway down us 276 s in the pisgah national forest. Please stay on the trail view waterfalls from a distance and return home safely.