1. Linville Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway
Quite possibly the most popular waterfall in North Carolina, there is no shortage of beauty at Linville Falls. Hike different trails to get different views of the falls.
2. High Falls, DuPont State Forest
Breathtaking and immaculate, High Falls is one of three falls featured in the movie The Last of the Mohicans.
3. Hooker Falls, DuPont State Forest
Another waterfall featured in Last of the Mohicans is Hooker Falls. Visit DuPont State Forest for a day of hiking and, of course, multiple waterfalls with different aesthetics!
4. Upper and Lower Little Lost Cove Creek Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway
For a secret waterfall with some hiking included, Lost Cove is perfect for a day trip. Follow the directions here http://www.ncwaterfalls.com/little1.htm
5. Whitewater Falls, Jocassee Gorges
Staying true to its name, this tall fall is beautiful and promises some breathtaking views. Right near the SC border Whitewater is the tallest fall east of the Mississippi.
6. High Shoals Falls, South Mountain State Park
High Shoals falls is the most immaculate fall in the state park, but hike for a day and you will run into several small and medium-sized falls, and even some calm streams to take a dip in. I love South Mountain, but High Shoals is must see!
7. Hidden Falls, Hanging Rock State Park
While visiting the popular NC state park, hike to Hidden Falls. A rush of water meanders past interesting rock formations...guaranteed to give you some awesome pictures!
8. Window Falls, Hanging Rock State Park
Another waterfall to visit while at Hanging Rock is Window Falls. This waterfall is a bit more mellow, but with two unique beauties in one location...you must see both!
9. Triple Falls, DuPont State Forest
To see where Katniss and Peeta had some romantic moments in the first Hunger Games, visit Triple Falls. It's one of the most recognizable landmarks from the movie and is also just great for a picnic or sunbathing!
10. Roaring Fork Falls, Pisgah National Forest
For an easy hike with a pleasant end, visit Roaring Fork. This beautiful waterfall swirls and twirls through lush greenery landing in a shallow pond.
11. Rainbow Falls, Horsepasture River, Pisgah National Forest
This amazing waterfall has grown in popularity over the years, but is still a well kept secret! It's unique look and large rock background make it a must visit! Rainbow Falls is not in Gorges State Park, the land was recently transferred to the ownership of Pisgah...fyi!
12. Twisted Falls, Boone
This beautiful waterfall is actually a very popular swimming hole! With calm bodies of water both above and below the fall, spend a day of sun-soaked fun at Twisted Falls. If you're feeling adventurous, ride the upper fall to the bottom.
13. Juney Whank Falls, Bryson City
Walk on the overlook to experience this breathtaking fall from a safe but close distance!
14. Carver's Falls, ZipQuest Waterfall and Tree Top Adventure, Fayetteville
Venturing to the complete opposite side of the state, you can experience the scenery of the mountains in the NC sandhills. Carver's Falls was a hidden gem but now you can zipline through the forest, or walk on a high canopy overlooking the fall. For those in the eastern part looking for a taste of the west, visit here!
15. Moravian Falls
Rent a cabin or pitch a tent at Moravian Falls.