Catawba Falls Trail

MODERATE 307 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

hiking
2 days ago

This was a fun morning hike, and I really enjoyed the upper falls. I used this as a intro to hiking for my wife, which she really enjoyed. There's extreme foot traffic, so I wouldn't recommend if you like "quiet hikes" or seclusion.

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3 days ago

5 days ago

Beautiful falls.

7 days ago

meh. crowded.

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17 days ago

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17 days ago

Very nice hike. We encountered a lot of people especially for a Tuesday and even a summer camp group with 32 children.

19 days ago

I have been 4 times. Lower Falls trail is easy and all age friendly. Upper Falls trail is somewhat strenuous with some rope assisted hiking/ climbing (not small child or elderly friendly); but, most definitely worth the hike!

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20 days ago

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24 days ago

The best hike our family (4 Kids - Oldest 11 yrs & Youngest 5 yrs) has taken! The trail is in really good shape with a couple of bridges ... and the view - breathtaking! Enjoy your trip ... this is a must!

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25 days ago

great trails! not too tough or difficult for beginner's. bring a pair of sandals to enjoy the swimming holes.

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

Go early and on a weekday if you are old and grumpy like me to avoid the children and dogs. Lol

My goal is to be ready by next year's trip for the rock climb next to the falls with the rope.

Really enjoyed this place.

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