Toms Spring Falls
Also known as: Daniel Ridge Falls, Jackson's Falls
This misty waterfall splits into numerous smaller cascades as it tumbles down the high rock cliff. It's easier to see all of it at once now that the big hemlock tree which grew in front of it is dead, but some paths up to the base provide a better close-up view.
- Height: 100 ft
- Elevation: 2800 ft
- Stream: Toms Spring Branch
- Landowner: Pisgah National Forest
- GPS: 35.288723, -82.826715
From the intersection of US Hwy 276 and 64 and NC Hwy 280 in Brevard, follow US 276 west for 5.2 miles. There are signs for Pisgah National Forest. Turn left onto FS 475, following signs for the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. The parking area is 3.9 miles ahead, on the right. (You will pass the Pisgah Center and fish hatchery at 1.4 miles, and the road turns to gravel at the parking for Cove Creek Falls).
The hike to the falls is easy, on an old gravel logging road, and less than a mile round-trip. From the parking area, follow the gravel road over the big steel and wood bridge over the Davidson River. Bear right at the intersection with the Daniel Ridge Loop trail just ahead. After a short uphill walk, the other end of the Daniel Ridge Loop Trail meets the road. The waterfall is just ahead on your left.