Waterfall 1 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

Waterfall 1 Beside Barnett Branch Trail

A steep cascade near the top turns into a series of shallower cascades near the bottom. It looks very nice, but only in winter after some good rains, since it's on a small stream and overhanging branches will obscure the view in summer.


  • Height: 25 ft (estimated)
  • Elevation: 3470 ft
  • Stream: Tributary of Barnett Branch
  • Landowner: Pisgah National Forest
  • GPS: 35.37163, -82.774287

Hike Information

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 0.3mi
  • Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
  • Climbing: Climbs Gently (130 ft)


GPS Directions & Map

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Driving Directions

From the intersection of US 276/64 and NC 280 in Brevard, NC, take US 276 west for 11.7 miles, past the Pink Beds Picnic Area. Turn right onto gravel Yellow Gap Rd., FS 1206. Go 1.3 miles to the Barnett Branch trail crossing (it is signed). There is a small parking pull-off - park here.

Trail Description

Take the Barnett Branch trail uphill (northwest) toward the Buck Spring trail for about 0.3 mi to the falls on the left, at a right-hand switchback. A short side path leads directly to the base of the falls.