NC Tripping's guide to

High Shoals Falls

in South Mountains State Park near Morganton, North Carolina

While you’ll need to hike a strenuous mile of a 2.7-mile loop to reach this waterfall near Asheville, your reward is worth all the trouble.

it’s only a short day trip from Asheville, an hour from Boone, and the closest waterfall to Charlotte.

Our guide shares more about where to park, driving directions, hike details, and everything else you need to know about High Shoals Falls.