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List of North Carolina Waterfalls

Here is an index of all the falls we know about. Click any waterfall's name to go to its page, where you will find a larger picture, a description, statistics, and driving and trail directions for each waterfall where it is available.

Alarka Falls

  • Alarka Creek (200 - 250 ft)

Bard Falls

  • North Harper Creek (25 ft)

Batson Creek Falls

  • Batson Creek (Around 20 ft)

Bead and Lace Falls

  • Bold Branch

Berties Falls

  • Wayah Creek (Maybe 20 ft)

Betseys Rock Falls

  • North Prong Lewis Fork (Over 100 ft)

Betsy Falls

  • Betsy Branch

Big Bradley Falls

  • Cove Creek (65 ft)

Big Creek Falls

  • Big Creek (20 ft)

Big Falls

  • Snowbird Creek (15ft)

Big Laurel Falls

  • Big Laurel Creek (35 ft)

Bird Rock Falls

  • French Broad River (15 ft)

Blue Sea Falls

  • Blue Sea Creek (30 ft)

Bridal Veil Falls

  • Little River (100 ft)

Bridal Veil Falls

  • Tributary of Cullasaja River (40 ft)

Bubbling Spring Branch Cascades

  • Bubbling Spring Branch (30 ft)

Bull Cove Falls

  • Creek in Bull Cove (40 ft)

Burningtown Falls

  • Downes Br. (30 ft)

Camp Minnehaha Falls

  • Grassy Creek (30 ft)

Carter Falls

  • Elkin Creek (30 ft)

Cascade Falls

  • Fall Creek (Approximately 100 ft)

Cascade on Mineral Creek

  • Mineral Creek (10 ft)

Casita Falls

  • Wolf Branch (25 - 30 ft)

Catawba Falls

  • Catawba River (Over 100 ft)

Catheys Creek Falls

  • Catheys Creek (30 ft)

Chestnut Cove Branch Falls

  • North Harper Creek (30 ft)

Cold Creek Falls

  • Cold Creek

Connestee Falls

  • Carson Creek (85 ft)

Courthouse Falls

  • Courthouse Creek (45 ft)

Cove Creek Falls

  • Cove Creek (50 ft)

Crabtree Falls

  • East Fork Big Crabtree Creek

Crabtree Falls

  • Crabtree Creek (70 ft)

Cullasaja Falls

  • Cullasaja River (250 ft)

Dill Falls

  • Tanasee Creek (50 ft)

Discovery Falls

  • Northern Tributary of Log Hollow Branch (75 ft)

Dismal Falls

  • Dismal Creek (75 ft)

Douglas Falls

  • Waterfall Creek (70 ft)

Drift Falls

  • Horsepasture River (30ft)

Dry Falls

  • Cullasaja River (80 ft)

Duggers Creek Falls

  • Dugger's Creek (15 ft)

Dutch Creek Falls

  • Dutch Creek (40 ft)

Eastatoe Falls

  • Shoal Creek (70 ft)

Elk Falls

  • Elk River (40 ft)

Fairfield Falls

Falls of Gouges Creek

  • Gouges Creek (50 ft)

Falls on Cathey's Creek

Falls on Cedar Rock Creek

  • Cedar Rock Creek (25 ft)

Falls on Grogan Creek

  • Grogan Creek (20 ft)

Falls on Long Branch

  • Long Branch (30 ft)

Falls on Whiteoak Creek

  • Whiteoak Creek (20 ft)

Falls over Dam on Reems Creek

  • Reems Creek (15 ft)

Flat Creek Falls

  • Flat Creek (200 ft)

Flat Laurel Creek Cascades

  • Flat Laurel Creek (50 ft)

Forrest Falls

  • Shope Creek (10 ft)

Fourth Falls

  • Toxaway Creek (150 ft)

French Broad Falls

  • French Broad River (13 feetft)

Frolictown Falls

  • Frolictown Creek (15 ft)

Glassmine Falls

  • Glassmine Branch (200 ft)

Glen Burney Falls

  • New Years Creek (40 ft)

Glencannon Falls

  • Williamson Creek (30 ft)

Glen Falls

  • East Fork Overflow Creek (145 ft)

Glen Marie Falls

  • New Year Creek (60 ft)

Granny Burrell Falls

  • Panthertown Creek (15 ft)

Grassy Creek Falls

  • Grassy Creek (30 ft)

Grassy Creek Falls

  • Grassy Creek (30 ft)

Great Falls

Greenland Creek Falls

  • Greenland Creek (50 ft)

Harper Creek Falls

  • Harper Creek (50 ft)

Hickory Nut Falls

  • Hickory Nut Creek (351 ft)

Hidden Falls

High Falls

  • West Fork Tuckasegee River (150 ft)

High Falls

  • South Mills River (15 ft)

High Falls

  • Thompson River (50 ft)

High Falls

  • Little River (150 ft)

High Falls (Beech Creek)

  • Beech Creek (150 ft)

Highlands Falls

  • Cullasaja River (Approximately 100 ft)

High Shoals Falls

  • Jacob Fork (50 feetft)

High Swan Falls

  • Tributary of Wolf Branch (40 ft)

Hooker Falls

  • Little River (15 ft)

Hunt-Fish Falls

  • Lost Cove Creek (15 ft)

Kennedy Falls

Kuykendall Falls

  • (30 ft)

Lanier Falls

Laughing Falls

  • (50 ft)

Laurel Creek Falls

Leatherwood Falls

  • Leatherwood Branch (25ft)

Linville Falls

  • Linville River (45 ft)

Little Bearwallow Falls

  • Unnamed (At least 100 ft)

Little Bird Falls

  • Green Creek (20 ft)

Little Creek Falls

  • Little Creek (50 ft)

Little Falls

  • (5? ft)

Little Falls

  • (5? ft)

Little Lost Cove Creek Falls

  • Little Lost Cove Creek (30 and 60 ft)

Little Moore Cove Falls

  • Moore Cove Creek (30 ft)

Log Hollow Falls

  • Log Hollow Branch (25 ft)

Long Hope Falls

  • Long Hope Creek (100 ft)

Looking Glass Falls

  • Looking Glass Creek (45 ft)

Lower Cascade Falls

  • Cascade Creek (35 ft)

Lower Falls

  • Slickrock Creek

Lower Falls

Lower Falls

Lower Satulah Falls

  • Clear Creek (Perhaps 200 ft)

Lower Waterfall on Bubbling Spring Branch

  • Bubbling Spring Branch (20 ft)

Lower Waterfall on Grassy Creek

  • Private

Maidenhair Falls

Maidenhair Falls

  • Hogsed Creek (30 ft)

McGalliard Falls

  • McGalliard Creek (40 ft)

Middle Falls

  • Slickrock Creek

Mingo Falls

  • Mingo Creek (120 feetft)

Mitchell Falls

  • (30 ft)

Moore Cove Falls

  • Tributary of Moore Cove Creek (50 ft)

Moravian Falls

  • Moravian Creek (60ft)

Mount Hardy Falls

  • West Fork Pigeon River (Maybe 50 - 100 ft)

Mouse Creek Falls

  • Mouse Creek (35 ft)

Murphy Falls

  • Big Crabtree Creek

North Harper Creek Falls

  • North Harper Creek (40 ft)

North Shoal Creek Falls

  • North Shoal Creek

Onion Cliff Falls

  • Trout Creek

Onion Falls

  • West Fork Tuckaseeegee River

Pearsons Falls

  • Colt Creek (90 ft)

Picklesimer Rock House Falls

  • Tributary of Abes Creek (40 ft)

Queens Falls

  • Queens Creek

Rainbow Falls

  • Tributary of Broad River (150 ft)

Rainbow Falls

  • Horsepasture River (150 ft)

Ranger Falls

  • Skitty Creek (35 ft)

Reems Creek Falls

  • Reems Creek (30 ft)

Rhapsodie Falls

  • (60 ft)

Rich Falls

  • Thompson River (35 ft)

Roaring Fork Falls

  • Roaring Fork (100 ft)

Roaring Spout Falls

  • Roaring Spout Branch (80 ft)

Rock Creek Falls

Rufus Morgan Falls

  • Left Prong Rough Fork (60ft)

Sassafras Falls

  • Sassafras Creek

Schoolhouse Falls

  • Greenland Creek (25 ft)

Second Falls

  • Yellowstone Prong (70 ft)

Secret Falls

  • Big Creek (50 ft)

Setrock Creek Falls

  • (75 ft)

Shoal Creek Falls

Shoal Creek Falls

  • Shoal Creek (15 ft)

Shuck Ridge Creek Falls

  • Shuck Ridge Creek (25 ft)

Shunkawauken Falls

  • Horse Creek (150 ft)

Silvervale Falls

Skinny Dip Falls

  • Yellowstone Prong (20 ft)

Slatten Falls

Slick Falls

  • Slick Falls Branch (200 ft)

Slick Rock Falls

  • Slick Rock Creek (30 ft)

Sliding Rock

  • Looking Glass Creek (60 ft)

Soco Falls

  • Soco Creek (30 ft)

South Harper Creek Falls

  • (100 ft)

Stairway Falls

  • Horsepasture River (About 50 ft)

Stone Mountain Falls

  • Big Sandy Creek (200 ft)

The Cascades

  • (30? ft)

Thunderhole Falls

  • (15 ft)

Thurston Hatcher Falls

  • Private (30ft)

Toms Creek Falls

  • Toms Creek (60 ft)

Toms Falls

Toms Spring Falls

  • Toms Spring Branch (100 ft)

Tory Falls

Toxaway Falls

  • Toxaway River (100ft)

Triple Falls

  • Little River (75 ft)

Turley Falls

  • Brightwater Branch (80 - 100 ft)

Turtleback Falls

  • Horsepasture River (20 ft)

Twin Falls

Twin Falls of Henry Branch 1

  • Henry Branch (60 - 80 ft)

Twin Falls of Henry Branch 2

Upper Bearwallow Falls

  • Bearwallow Creek (Maybe 50 ft)

Upper Cascade Falls

Upper Catawba Falls

  • Catawba River (50 feetft)

Upper Creek Falls

  • Upper Creek (50 ft)

Upper Dill Falls

  • Tanasee Creek (25 ft)

Upper Falls

  • Yellowstone Prong (50 ft)

Upper Falls

Upper Falls

  • (5? ft)

Upper Falls

Upper Satulah Falls

  • Clear Creek (About 30 feetft)

Upper Waterfall on Bubbling Spring Branch

  • Bubbling Spring Branch (30ft)

Upper Waterfall on Grassy Creek

  • Private

Walker Falls

  • Walker Creek (45 ft)

Watauga Falls

Waterfall 1 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

  • Tributary of Barnett Branch (25 ft)

Waterfall 1 on Fork of Staire Branch

  • (30 ft)

Waterfall 1 on Sam Branch

  • (Cascades; best estimate is between 20 - 50 feet depending on what you include.ft)

Waterfall 2 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

  • Tributary of Barnett Branch (30 ft)

Waterfall 2 on Fork of Staire Branch

  • (20 ft)

Waterfall below Big Fork Knob

  • (50 ft)

Waterfall Below Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Tributary of Mill Creek (About 25 feetft)

Waterfall Below Wildcat Falls

  • Tributary of West Fork Pigeon River (30 ft)

Waterfall beside FR 74

  • (15 ft)

Waterfall beside NC Highway 28

  • Unnamed (about 30 feet, estimatedft)

Waterfall in Wash Hollow

  • (50 ft)

Waterfall on Billy Branch

  • Billy Branch (20 ft)

Waterfall on Broad River

  • (20? ft)

Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch

  • Burnthouse Branch (50 ft)

Waterfall on Chestnut Ridge

  • Unnamed tributary of Shining Creek (100 ft)

Waterfall on Craggy Knob

  • (200 ft)

Waterfall on Falling Creek

  • (75? ft)

Waterfall on Fowler Creek

  • Fowler Creek (Approximately 30 feetft)

Waterfall on Hickory Branch

  • Hickory Branch (30 ft)

Waterfall on Joe Creek

Waterfall on Little Andy Creek

  • (20 ft)

Waterfall on Little Fall Branch

  • Little Fall Branch (40 ft)

Waterfall on Lovelace Creek

  • Lovelace Creek (Hard to tell from photos - maybe up to 100'?ft)

Waterfall on Poundingmill Branch

  • Poundingmill Branch (Approximately 40 ft)

Waterfall on Scotsman Creek

  • Scotsman Creek (About 50 ft)

Waterfall on Steels Creek

  • (70 ft)

Waterfall on Taylor Creek

  • Taylor Creek (80? ft)

Waterfall on Thorps Creek

  • Thorps Creek (15 ft)

Waterfall on Tributary of Big Bearpen Branch

  • (100 ft)

Waterfall on Tributary of Brier Creek

  • Tributary of Brier Creek

Waterfall on Tributary of Little River

  • Tributary of Little River

Waterfall on Tributary of Thompson Creek

  • Tributary of Thompson Creek (30 ft)

Waterfall on Tributary of West Fork Pigeon River

  • Tributary of West Fork Pigeon River (30 ft)

Waterfall on Turnbreeches Creek

Waterfall on West Fork Pigeon River

  • (20 ft)

Waterfall on West Prong Hickey Fork

  • (30 ft)

Whitewater Falls

  • Whitewater River (334 ft)

Widow's Creek Falls

  • (25 ft)

Wildcat Falls

  • (50 ft)

Wilderness Falls

  • Double Knob Gap Branch (75 ft)

Window Falls

Windy Falls

  • Horsepasture River (Sections totaling almost 700 ft)

Wintergreen Falls

  • Grassy Creek (25 ft)

Wolfden Falls

  • Tributary of Shope Creek (30 ft)

Woodfin Cascades

  • Tributary of Woodfin Creek (Maybe 100 ft)

Yellowstone Falls

  • Yellowstone Prong (100 ft)