Walker Falls

Walker Falls

Walker Falls is not the prettiest, and it's certainly not very photogenic for some reason (at least in its entirety - I can't pin it down why), but it's easy to visit nonetheless and fairly high. It's a multi-level cascade which can be impressive in high water. The lowest portion of the falls is man-made as the rock was blasted out to make room for the road.

Walker Falls is located right beside FR 74 on the way to Douglas Falls. From Asheville, NC, take I-240 West to I-26/U.S. 19-23 North. Go 12.4 miles to Exit 15, N.C. 197 for Jupiter/Barnardsville. Turn right at the end of the ramp and follow N.C. 197 for 6.0 miles to downtown Barnardsville. Turn right onto Dillingham Road just past the old fire station. Go 4.9 miles on Dillingham Road - bear left at a fork after 2.2 miles, left again at a fork at 3.6 miles, and right at 3.9 miles just after a narrow bridge. The road transitions to gravel at the 4.9 mile mark - continue straight into the Big Ivy area of Pisgah National Forest on F.R. 74. Go another 4.9 miles on F.R. 74 to the falls on the left. This road is curvy and bumpy, but easily traveled by a passenger vehicle.


  • Height: 45 ft
  • Elevation: 3763 ft
  • Stream: Walker Creek
  • Landowner: Pisgah National Forest
  • GPS: 35.755714, -82.353938