Upper Catawba Falls

Upper Catawba Falls

A beautiful free-fall, ending in a split cascade into a deep, clear pool.


  • Height: 50 feet
  • Elevation: 2320 ft
  • Stream: Catawba River
  • Landowner: Pisgah National Forest
  • GPS: 35.601974, -82.247482


Driving Directions

There is currently no safe public access to this waterfall, but that is likely to change with the upcoming new trail proposed by the Forest Service. This is (luckily) a high priority for them, so I'd expect it in the next 1-2 years (as of summer 2016).