Dill and Upper Dill Falls

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Dill and Upper Dill Falls is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

Dill Falls is a sixty foot waterfall on Tanasee Creek in the Nantahala National Forest near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although it is not a long or difficult hike, this tends to be one of the more secluded hikes in the area. When this area was first settled the creek was named Tennessee Creek, but time and southern accents on the English language altered the pronunciation and eventually spelling.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself is insignificant. The waterfall is what you'll come here for, and it's worth the trip. Getting there is somewhat confusing. Follow the directions to the gravel road and drive until you come to a fork with a high pass (right) and a low pass (left, marked FS Rd 4663 B) - take the lower/left and drive some more. It ends at a small clearing with room for 4-5 cars. Park and take the path at the end of the clearing for the lower falls. 4WD may be necessary after heavy rain or snow. Low vehicles may not get through without scraping at a few points. A small FWD SUV is fine for normal conditions.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Well worth the drive out there. Turn at house and go all the way back several miles until you reach a clearing. You go back at least two miles. Park car in clearing and there are two trails. One trail leads up and the other goes down. Head to the one that goes down, walk about a quarter of a mile to the waterfall. Amazing! We sat and ate lunch on one of the big rocks in the middle of the fall. If you go back to your car and head to the other trail, go about a quarter of a mile to see another part of the fall. This upper part isn't quite as large and is challenging to get to. Closely watch for a trail to the left. It is very steep to get down to where you can see it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 18, 2014