Three Forks Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Three Forks Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles 1315 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


17 days ago

3 years ago

This is a good trail with nice scenery and is a good hike for a family. I hiked this trail with my son and some friends and we camped overnight at the site near the Long Creek Falls. The trail is easy with little elevation gain and follows the creek all the way to the falls.

nature trips
5 years ago

This trail has the feel of 'real hiking' for smaller kids and has a nice little waterfall. The drive to the trail is a beautiful one! There is very little gain, making it nice for a family picnic at the falls.