Douglas Falls Trail

EASY 14 reviews
#35 of 147 trails in

Douglas Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
1341 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



2 months ago

The trail continues after the waterfall when starting from the state rd. It’s well marked and not very difficult. 6 months pregnant and didn’t have any issues. Keep an eye on your feet though, as the trail is rocky and full of roots you can trip on if you’re not paying attention.

10 months ago

Short easy hike. Not crowded at all had the whole place to ourselves for a hour.

10 months ago

Lovely little hike, about 1500 steps to the falls from the parking area at the end of Road 2173. Not sure why it's listed as 5.5 miles unless we missed a different trailhead. Nice spot to listen to the water and just enjoy.
Easy for dogs and humans.

10 months ago

waterfall is worth the hour drive from the main road to parking area.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful waterfall

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Beautiful, easy hike. Nice waterfalls on the service road up to the parking area. Ice at the waterfall was magnificent.

Friday, August 22, 2014

I drove in from Dillingham on the forest service road and hiked roughly 2 miles to this landmark which is Douglas Falls. Nice hike, very secluded area with lots of wood nettles. Douglas Falls is beautiful with ~60ft drop.

4 days ago

recorded almost to the falls

10 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

6 months ago

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 12, 2013