Plan A Visit To Secret Falls, North Carolina’s Beautifully Blue Waterfall
Deep within the towering trees of the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina there exists a series of shoals along a richly-colored blue waterway called Big Creek. Formally known as Big Shoals, this incredibly gorgeous stretch of the Big Creek exists a mere 20 minutes from the small town of Highlands, North Carolina (population: just under 1,000 residents).
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We’re sure the locals would love to keep Secret Falls a secret forever and ever. As a visitor to the area, you can do your part by leaving the falls and the trail in a better condition than you found them. If packing a picnic into the area, don’t forget to bring a garbage bag to remove your trash as you leave so you’ll leave no trace.
The parking area and trailhead to Secret Falls is found on Big Creek Road outside of Highlands, North Carolina. Here’s a link to access the Google map to the parking area and simply input your starting point for precise directions. For other questions, our friends at AllTrails have a page dedicated to the trail to Secret Falls.
Have you discovered this bodacious blue waterfall in North Carolina yet? Weigh in with a review of your own (and share photos, too). We’d love to hear about your thumbs up experience on this hike!
Address: Big Creek Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: email@example.com.
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