50+ great waterfalls near 

NC Tripping


Dry Falls is viewable from an accessible platform but also an easy and kid-friendly hike. This amazing 65-foot waterfall is just a few miles outside of Highlands. Another awesome thing about this waterfall is that its waters gush over a cliff, creating an overflow that allows people to walk underneath.

The trail that runs through Crabtree Falls is one of our absolute favorite hikes. Of course, the 70-foot waterfall is the highlight, and we highly suggest you arrive early.

Crabtree Falls

Catawba Falls is a three-tiered waterfall in Old Fort (McDowell County), on the eastern outskirts of Asheville. It’s absolutely breathtaking and worthy of a spot in this guide! This 100-foot waterfall is reachable after a 1.5-mile trek through moss-covered, shady forest.

Catawba Falls

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50+ Waterfalls near Asheville, NC