North Carolina’s Scenic Waterfall Loop Will Take You To 11 Different Waterfalls

Nothing beats a road trip through the mountains of North Carolina. With scenery at every turn, activities for the whole family, and charming towns to enjoy along the way, this region of the Tar Heel State seems tailor-made for outdoor enthusiasts. Today, we’ll introduce you to one of the most memorable scenic drives in the entire state: the Western North Carolina Waterfall Loop. Accessible from Bryson City, North Carolina, this drive takes roughly 4.5 hours to complete and showcases 11 stunning falls. Some of these waterfalls can be seen from the road while others require a short hike.

Without further ado, here’s an overview of North Carolina’s most scenic waterfall loop. For the customizable Google Map, you can click here.

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How many of these beautiful North Carolina waterfalls have you seen? We’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! And while you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out these incredible day hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Address: Bryson City, NC 28713, USA