Escape To Secret Falls For A Beautiful North Carolina Nature Scene

Take a short hike of 0.6 miles into the heart of the Nantahala National Forest (the biggest of North Carolina’s four national forests) to discover an incredible 50-foot waterfall hidden along a sharp bend in Big Creek near Highlands. The trailhead to Secret Falls is 6.5 miles southeast of Highlands and regardless of the time of year you make this trek, you’ll always find yourself standing in a positively beautiful nature scene upon arrival at the base of the falls.

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The trail to Secret Falls is rated as moderate by AllTrails.com. See this link to learn more about the trail.

For another nearby waterfall hike you can add to this adventure, head to Glenn Falls!

Address: Secret Falls Trail Head, Big Creek Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA