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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

  • Height: 200 - 250 ft. (not all visible from the base)

Bard Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Batson Creek Falls

  • Height: Around 20 ft.

Bead and Lace Falls

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Berties Falls

  • Height: Maybe 20 ft combined

Betseys Rock Falls

  • Height: Over 100 ft.

Betsy Falls

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Big Bradley Falls

  • Height: 65 ft

Big Creek Falls

  • Height: 20 ft

Big Falls

  • Height: 15

Big Laurel Falls

  • Height: 35 ft

Bird Rock Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Blue Sea Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Bridal Veil Falls

  • Height: 100 ft

Bridal Veil Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

Bubbling Spring Branch Cascades

  • Height: 30 ft

Bull Cove Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

Burningtown Falls

  • Height: 30 ft (estimate from photographs)

Camp Minnehaha Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Carter Falls

  • Height: 30 ft (estimate)

Cascade Falls

  • Height: Approximately 100 ft. depending on what you count as part of the falls.

Cascade on Mineral Creek

  • Height: 10 ft

Casita Falls

  • Height: 25 - 30 ft

Catawba Falls

  • Height: Over 100'

Catheys Creek Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Chestnut Cove Branch Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Cold Creek Falls

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Connestee Falls

  • Height: 85 ft

Courthouse Falls

  • Height: 45 ft

Cove Creek Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Crabtree Falls

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Crabtree Falls

  • Height: 70 ft

Cullasaja Falls

  • Height: 250 ft

Dill Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Discovery Falls

  • Height: 75 ft

Dismal Falls

  • Height: 75 ft

Douglas Falls

  • Height: 70 ft

Drift Falls

  • Height: 30

Dry Falls

  • Height: 80 ft

Duggers Creek Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Dutch Creek Falls

  • Height: 40 ft (estimate from photographs)

Eastatoe Falls

  • Height: 70 ft

Elk Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

Fairfield Falls

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Falls of Gouges Creek

  • Height: 50 ft (estimate)

Falls on Cathey's Creek

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Falls on Cedar Rock Creek

  • Height: 25 ft

Falls on Grogan Creek

  • Height: 20 ft

Falls on Long Branch

  • Height: 30 ft

Falls on Whiteoak Creek

  • Height: 20 ft

Falls over Dam on Reems Creek

  • Height: 15 ft

Flat Creek Falls

  • Height: 200 ft

Flat Laurel Creek Cascades

  • Height: 50 ft (individual drops), 200 ft or more total.

Forrest Falls

  • Height: 10 ft, generously

Fourth Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

French Broad Falls

  • Height: 13 feet

Frolictown Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Glassmine Falls

  • Height: 200 ft

Glen Burney Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

Glencannon Falls

  • Height: 30 ft.

Glen Falls

  • Height: 145 ft

Glen Marie Falls

  • Height: 60 ft

Granny Burrell Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Grassy Creek Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Grassy Creek Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Great Falls

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Greenland Creek Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Harper Creek Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Hickory Nut Falls

  • Height: 351 ft

Hidden Falls

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High Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

High Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

High Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

High Falls (Beech Creek)

  • Height: 150 ft

Highlands Falls

  • Height: Approximately 100 ft.

High Shoals Falls

  • Height: 50 feet

High Swan Falls

  • Height: 40 ft (estimate)

Hooker Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Hunt-Fish Falls

  • Height: 15 ft. total

Kennedy Falls

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Kuykendall Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Lanier Falls

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Laughing Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Laurel Creek Falls

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Leatherwood Falls

  • Height: 25

Linville Falls

  • Height: 45 ft

Little Bearwallow Falls

  • Height: At least 100 ft

Little Bird Falls

  • Height: 20 ft

Little Creek Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Little Falls

  • Height: 5? ft

Little Falls

  • Height: 5? ft

Little Lost Cove Creek Falls

  • Height: 30 and 60 ft

Little Moore Cove Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Log Hollow Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Long Hope Falls

  • Height: 100 ft

Looking Glass Falls

  • Height: 45 ft

Lower Cascade Falls

  • Height: 35 ft

Lower Falls

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Lower Falls

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Lower Falls

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Lower Satulah Falls

  • Height: Perhaps 200 ft

Lower Waterfall on Bubbling Spring Branch

  • Height: 20 ft

Lower Waterfall on Grassy Creek

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Maidenhair Falls

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Maidenhair Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

McGalliard Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

Middle Falls

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Mingo Falls

  • Height: 120 feet

Mitchell Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Moore Cove Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Moravian Falls

  • Height: 60

Mount Hardy Falls

  • Height: Maybe 50 - 100 feet, but hard to tell exactly

Mouse Creek Falls

  • Height: 35 ft

Murphy Falls

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North Harper Creek Falls

  • Height: 40 ft

North Shoal Creek Falls

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Onion Cliff Falls

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Onion Falls

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Pearsons Falls

  • Height: 90 ft

Picklesimer Rock House Falls

  • Height: 40 ft.

Queens Falls

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Rainbow Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

Rainbow Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

Ranger Falls

  • Height: 35 ft

Reems Creek Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Rhapsodie Falls

  • Height: 60 ft

Rich Falls

  • Height: 35 ft.

Roaring Fork Falls

  • Height: 100 ft

Roaring Spout Falls

  • Height: 80 ft.

Rock Creek Falls

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Rufus Morgan Falls

  • Height: 60

Sassafras Falls

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Schoolhouse Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Second Falls

  • Height: 70 ft

Secret Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Setrock Creek Falls

  • Height: 75 ft

Shoal Creek Falls

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Shoal Creek Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Shuck Ridge Creek Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Shunkawauken Falls

  • Height: 150 ft

Silvervale Falls

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Skinny Dip Falls

  • Height: The highest of 3 cascades is about 20 ft

Slatten Falls

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Slick Falls

  • Height: I've seen estimates of around 200'

Slick Rock Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Sliding Rock

  • Height: 60 ft

Soco Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

South Harper Creek Falls

  • Height: 100 ft

Stairway Falls

  • Height: About 50 feet in total

Stone Mountain Falls

  • Height: 200 ft.

The Cascades

  • Height: 30? ft

Thunderhole Falls

  • Height: 15 ft

Thurston Hatcher Falls

  • Height: 30

Toms Creek Falls

  • Height: 60 ft

Toms Falls

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Toms Spring Falls

  • Height: 100 ft

Tory Falls

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Toxaway Falls

  • Height: 100

Triple Falls

  • Height: 75 ft

Turley Falls

  • Height: 80 - 100 ft

Turtleback Falls

  • Height: 20 ft

Twin Falls

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Twin Falls of Henry Branch 1

  • Height: 60 - 80 ft.

Twin Falls of Henry Branch 2

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Upper Bearwallow Falls

  • Height: Maybe 50', much longer than high

Upper Cascade Falls

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Upper Catawba Falls

  • Height: 50 feet

Upper Creek Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Upper Dill Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Upper Falls

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Upper Falls

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Upper Falls

  • Height: 5? ft

Upper Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Upper Satulah Falls

  • Height: About 30 feet

Upper Waterfall on Bubbling Spring Branch

  • Height: 30

Upper Waterfall on Grassy Creek

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Walker Falls

  • Height: 45 ft

Watauga Falls

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Waterfall 1 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

  • Height: 25 ft (estimated)

Waterfall 1 on Fork of Staire Branch

  • Height: 30 ft

Waterfall 1 on Sam Branch

  • Height: Cascades; best estimate is between 20 - 50 feet depending on what you include.

Waterfall 2 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

  • Height: 30 ft (estimate)

Waterfall 2 on Fork of Staire Branch

  • Height: 20 ft

Waterfall below Big Fork Knob

  • Height: 50 ft

Waterfall Below Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Height: About 25 feet

Waterfall Below Wildcat Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Waterfall beside FR 74

  • Height: 15 ft

Waterfall beside NC Highway 28

  • Height: about 30 feet, estimated

Waterfall in Wash Hollow

  • Height: 50 ft

Waterfall on Billy Branch

  • Height: 20 ft

Waterfall on Broad River

  • Height: 20? ft

Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch

  • Height: 50 ft

Waterfall on Chestnut Ridge

  • Height: 100 ft.

Waterfall on Craggy Knob

  • Height: 200 ft

Waterfall on Falling Creek

  • Height: 75? ft

Waterfall on Fowler Creek

  • Height: Approximately 30 feet

Waterfall on Hickory Branch

  • Height: 30 ft

Waterfall on Joe Creek

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Waterfall on Little Andy Creek

  • Height: 20 ft

Waterfall on Little Fall Branch

  • Height: 40 ft

Waterfall on Lovelace Creek

  • Height: Hard to tell from photos - maybe up to 100'?

Waterfall on Poundingmill Branch

  • Height: Approximately 40 ft.

Waterfall on Scotsman Creek

  • Height: About 50 ft

Waterfall on Steels Creek

  • Height: 70 ft

Waterfall on Taylor Creek

  • Height: 80? ft

Waterfall on Thorps Creek

  • Height: 15 ft

Waterfall on Tributary of Big Bearpen Branch

  • Height: 100 ft

Waterfall on Tributary of Brier Creek

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Waterfall on Tributary of Little River

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Waterfall on Tributary of Thompson Creek

  • Height: 30 ft. (approximate)

Waterfall on Tributary of West Fork Pigeon River

  • Height: 30 ft

Waterfall on Turnbreeches Creek

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Waterfall on West Fork Pigeon River

  • Height: 20 ft

Waterfall on West Prong Hickey Fork

  • Height: 30 ft

Whitewater Falls

  • Height: 334 ft

Widow's Creek Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Wildcat Falls

  • Height: 50 ft

Wilderness Falls

  • Height: 75 ft

Window Falls

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Windy Falls

  • Height: Sections totaling almost 700 ft

Wintergreen Falls

  • Height: 25 ft

Wolfden Falls

  • Height: 30 ft

Woodfin Cascades

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Yellowstone Falls

  • Height: 100 ft