There’s A Secret Waterfall In North Carolina Known As The Big Shoals, And It’s Worth Seeking Out

Chasing waterfalls in western North Carolina is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike so it’s a good thing there are so many to discover! When exploring the impressive waterfalls in and around Highlands on US-64, most visitors will spend the majority of their time seeking out the most popular falls. Among them, Bridal Veil Falls and Dry Falls are a must-see – but locals know these falls, in particular, get very crowded during the height of the season. What most people (even many locals) don’t know is there’s a secret waterfall that winds through the forest in Highlands – and it’s definitely less crowded and worth seeking out.

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Learn more about Secret Falls (a.k.a. The Big Shoals), including tips from others who’ve taken the hike and directions to the trailhead, from our friends at AllTrails.

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Address: Big Creek Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA