14 (More) Hidden Waterfalls In North Carolina That Will Take Your Breath Away

Here in North Carolina, we take our love of waterfalls very seriously. We’ve already compiled a primary list of some of the best hidden waterfalls in North Carolina, and today, we have 14 more to add to the list. The Tar Heel State is positively chock-full of gorgeous cascades and falls and one could spend a lifetime exploring them all. How many of these stunning falls and waterfall hikes in North Carolina have you experienced?

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Which will be your first to explore? Tell us in the comments! If you’re looking for more places to explore, check out this exciting North Carolina waterfall loop.

Address: Linville Falls, NC 28752, USA
Address: High Falls, Little River, NC 28739, USA
Address: Hooker Falls, Little River, NC 28768, USA
Address: Little Lost Cove Creek, Carey's Flat, NC 28657, USA
Address: Cashiers, NC 28717, USA
Address: Connelly Springs, NC 28612, USA
Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd, Danbury, NC 27016, USA
Address: Window Falls, Danbury, NC 27052, USA
Address: Triple Falls, Little River, NC 28739, USA
Address: 208 Busick Work Center Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
Address: Rainbow Falls, Hogback, NC 28747, USA
Address: Juney Whank Falls Trail, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Address: Carvers Falls Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311, USA
Address: Moravian Falls, NC, USA
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August 21, 2020

What are the best waterfall hikes in North Carolina?

Many of the most iconic waterfalls in North Carolina are listed in the article above, and you’ll notice that most of them are accessible via hiking trails. In fact, North Carolina offers countless waterfall hikes for all skill levels to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts agree that some of the very best waterfall hikes in North Carolina include Catawba Falls, Crabtree Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, Elk River Falls, Douglas Falls, Boone Fork Creek, and High Shoals Falls. Curious to explore more? Check out this ultimate bucket list for anyone who loves waterfall hikes in North Carolina.

Are there any swinging bridges in North Carolina?

Not only does North Carolina have impressive swinging bridges, but it’s also actually home to the highest suspension footbridge in the U.S. For those brave of heart, the Mile High Swinging Bridge is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Crossing the bridge, you’ll enjoy panoramic scenery as well as views of Linville Peak and Grandfather Mountain. Learn more about this stomach-dropping suspension bridge walk you can only find in North Carolina.

Are there any good swimming holes in North Carolina?

Yes! North Carolina has nearly as many swimming holes as it does waterfalls. In fact, some of the best swimming holes in North Carolina are located at the base of a waterfall. If you’re curious to dip your toes in some seriously refreshing water, you’ll want to check out any of the following destinations: Wintergreen Falls in DuPont State Forest, Paradise Falls on Wolf Creek, Hunt and Fish Falls within Linville Gorge, Drift Falls in Gorges State Park, and Turtleback Falls in the Nantahala National Forest.

Address: Linville Falls, NC 28752, USA
Address: High Falls, Little River, NC 28739, USA
Address: Hooker Falls, Little River, NC 28768, USA
Address: Little Lost Cove Creek, Carey's Flat, NC 28657, USA
Address: Cashiers, NC 28717, USA
Address: Connelly Springs, NC 28612, USA
Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd, Danbury, NC 27016, USA
Address: Window Falls, Danbury, NC 27052, USA
Address: Triple Falls, Little River, NC 28739, USA
Address: 208 Busick Work Center Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA
Address: Rainbow Falls, Hogback, NC 28747, USA
Address: Juney Whank Falls Trail, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Address: Carvers Falls Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311, USA
Address: Moravian Falls, NC, USA