Hiking At Carter Falls In North Carolina Is Like Entering A Fairytale

Season after season, exploring the wilds in our own back yard in the Tar Heel State always delivers marvelous adventures – especially when it’s a waterfall you’re chasing. If you’re familiar at all with the Yadkin Valley, then you still may never have heard of Carter Falls, a series of upper and lower falls located on the Elkin River.

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So have you hiked to Carter Falls yet? For the longest time this waterfall was basically inaccessible because it was on private land. Would you prefer to hike through the fairy tale route or park nearby and take a short walk to the falls? Sound off in our comments and post your photos if you have ’em!

Address: 235 Chatham Cottage Ln, State Rd, NC 28676, USA