Douglas Falls Trail

EASY 17 reviews
#34 of 150 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
1,341 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



1 month ago

The drive in through Big Ivy is beautiful. Short hike to the falls. Looking forward to coming back in the fall because it looked like the color would be amazing.

1 month ago

Waterfall was beautiful!

4 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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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.

1 month ago

2 months ago

recorded almost to the falls

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

8 months ago

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 12, 2013