Discovery Falls is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

wasn't horrible just a short hill climb at the end , beautiful waterfall today in early August not a lot of water flow .

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad hike. Falls were great. As one reviewer mentioned it doesn’t have to be a 4 mile hike. The bulk of the mileage is a service road that you could drive to the trail head that leads to the falls, which is a short, uphill hike. There was nobody out there on a Saturday in late spring which was great. Only passed a few motorists on the road. If you’re looking for a canopied, backwoods trail, this may not be your best bet. However if you’re looking for a trial that’s not too challenging, good for dogs and kids, with a scenic falls this would be a rewarding choice. The trail to the falls has recently been cleared so there were no obstacles on the way. If you have some hiking experience and want to challenge yourself, on the way back hang a left on the Case Camp Ridge Trail. It’s a little over a mile, uphill, and leads to the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Cherry Cove Overlook

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful falls at the end of a short but steep climb. The deadfall has all been cleared recently so the trail is pretty easy to walk. Definitely worth the trip.

hiking
4 months ago

A beautiful waterfall that we picked up after walking down forest road 5043, accessible via forest road 475b. Trail on right and unmarked before a bridge, A moderate, dirt path and about 18 inches wide. Lots of obstacles like climbing over and under fallen trees, can be muddy and need to cross over river via logs. Worth the hike! Gorgeous

hiking
4 months ago

This is not a four mile trail. You can drive up a gravel road to a fence that’s approximately 0.5 miles from the falls. As others have stated, walk through a small open field and on to a spot just before a bridge. Turn right and it’s about a five minute walk up to the falls. It is steep and awkward at the very top, but it’s a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
6 months ago

great waterfall! had to hike the service road for longer than we would have liked but it was worth the sight. this is a less traveled trail and odds are you’ll have the waterfall to yourself. there is a small trail to your right before you hit the bridge on the service road and then you’re almost there. that part of the trail had many obstacles and was very muddy still very cool and one of our favorites!

9 months ago

First time hiking this trail to see the waterfall. It was my husband and I (25), and our boys (4 & 1), and my 4 year old handled the trail with ease. The only difficult part is as you get to the waterfall because of the slicker rocks, but that should be expected. Wonderful view of the falls and a beautiful hike overall. The trail to the falls is not marked when you veer off the main path just before the bridge, but there is definitely enough of an impression from other hikers to make it easy to navigate your way there and back out. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to "chase waterfalls".

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail. Slight incline before you get to the falls. Be aware as you begin to go up toward the falls, on the right of the trail there are some downed trees and there is a huge yellow jackets nest in the logs and in the ground. One from our group was swarmed and attacked by them at least seven times.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The only moderate thing about this hike is the last 200 yards up to the falls. Other than that it’s a nice stroll on a gravel road with a slight incline at first. Keep walking until you see the national forest management sign and the trail goes off to the right on a dirt road. Then from my picture you can see part of the bridge and where the unmarked section up to the falls start. When you get on this section it is unmarked with tree limbs in the way at parts, but you can easily tell where others have gone before you from the ground being pressed down.

hiking
Thursday, February 15, 2018

This is a beautiful waterfall and looked like it had very little traffic. It's a bit of a hike and the climb up is steep, wet, and a challenge. You'll find a lot of trees blocking the trail, which makes it more difficult. The falls are beautiful. The trail to the falls is unmarked and turns off the forestry road to the right just before the first bridge. If you have difficulty with challenging trails, you may want to skip this.

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