The Short 1-Mile Waterfall Staircase Trail In North Carolina That’s An Absolute Delight

Chasing waterfalls is one of our favorite activities in North Carolina – and there are so many waterfalls to discover! Once you’ve hiked this relatively easy trail to Otter Falls (found in the community of Seven Devils just west of Boone) you’ll want to come back again and again.

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You’ll find the trailhead for Otter Falls at 825 Skyland Dr., Seven Devils, NC 28604. The trail is open from dawn to dusk. You’ll find more information at this link from

Discover 10 more easy to reach beautiful waterfalls in this previously published waterfall hikes article!