Take This Easy Trail To An Amazing Hidden Waterfall In North Carolina

Spend any amount of quality time in Western North Carolina and you’ll begin to obsess on the natural beauty found in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In any season, a hike through the forest delivers much in the way of mindfulness, relaxation, and escape. Some hikes, more than others, also require a bit of a workout; but not this one. This short and sweet hike is rated as ‘easy’ and rightfully so. Not only is it relatively flat (there are some very slight elevation gains), it also leads to a waterfall that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.

As the crow flies, this waterfall is surprisingly very near to Mount Mitchell. Roaring Fork Falls trail is accessible year-round. Dogs are permitted as long as they are leashed. A small parking area is located next to the trailhead.

Address: 208 Busick Work Center Road, Burnsville, NC, 28714

Consider pairing this short waterfall hike in North Carolina with a visit to the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Learn more about Mount Mitchell State Park in this previous article.