Falls on Whiteoak Creek

Also known as: Whiteoak Creek Falls

Falls on Whiteoak Creek

A small, split-flow falls with some free falling sections, and several tiers of cascades above and below the main part of the falls. Pretty and photogenic during higher flows. Don't drive across the country just to see this one, but if you're driving by on NC 80, it's well worth the short detour.


  • Height: 20 ft
  • Elevation: 3143 ft
  • Stream: Whiteoak Creek
  • Landowner: Pisgah National Forest
  • GPS: 35.826575, -82.220733

Hike Information

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 0.01mi
  • Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
  • Climbing: Climbs Moderately (20 ft)
  • Type: Out-and-back


GPS Directions & Map

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Driving Directions

From the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and NC Hwy 80, drive north on Hwy 80 for about 7.4 miles. Turn left on White Oak Road (SR 1156). Go 0.6 mile and turn left on White Oak Creek Rd (SR 1157). Drive 1.5 miles to the dead end and parking area. Park without blocking the gate.

Trail Description

This is just a short walk from the parking area - you may be able to see the falls from your car during winter. Walk up the old road behind the gate less than 250 feet, and go left toward one of several scramble paths to the base of the falls. The scramble path may be a bit steep and rocky on the way down to the stream, but it's only about 75 feet long.