Catawba Falls Trail

MODERATE 331 reviews
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Catawba Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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6 days ago

nice hike.

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13 days ago

Great short trail with beautiful waterfalls. I would rate it between easy and moderate difficulty.

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18 days ago

Hike to the lower falls was pretty easy, but the real treat is the upper falls. May have been that we missed signs, but we wound up going up and down on different paths. On the way up we took a trail that wound through the woods that had a gradual incline. On the way down we took a much shorter route that stayed along the falls and was very steep with a rope assist.

18 days ago

beautiful falls...we took a wrong turn going to the upper falls (stay left!!) and ended climbing some really rocky areas with ropes.enjoyed the challenge anyway. the upper falls are even more breathtaking than the lower

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20 days ago

Great hike for the kids. A couple of stream crossing to play in along the way. With a great waterfall at the end.

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23 days ago

The hike to the falls is pretty easy, but there is a trail that goes to the right of the falls that is difficult. The trail past the falls requires using a rope to scale rocks. The falls are beautiful and the hike is easy enough for most families with children and dogs.

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25 days ago

Did this one a couple months back after a storm -- the falls were much grander than usual! If you can go after a good rain event, I would recommend it. It's also fun to get into the icy water at the bottom of the falls. Moderately trafficked, can be muddy after heavy rains.

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