Grassy Creek Falls [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Grassy Creek Falls [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Little Switzerland, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 182 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wild flowers

private property

A short, relatively easy walk to a waterfall. The trail and falls are on private property, but the owners graciously allow public access.

short easy hike down, short difficult hike up!

hiking
22 days ago

The walk all the way down is gravel road on private land. Muddy in a few places and pretty steep walk all the way out. You’ll feel it! Beautiful falls you can get behind

hiking
muddy
private property
24 days ago

We have been to several waterfalls in different states but I can’t describe how peaceful and beautiful this waterfall was. We have never been in the back of a waterfall. My kids absolutely loved the experience. The dogs were very muddy by the time we got back but we stopped at the creek and washed their paws. This is a easy hike but it was very muddy and the hike down to the waterfall was a steep climb down. There are three separate paths down to the waterfall. My son took the first one. The rest of us went down the third one. As soon as you hear the waterfall and see it below that’s your spot to walk down to it. Highly recommend doing this hike down.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an awesome trail. However, it is important to remember that is a lot steeper on the way up than it is on the way down.

Great trail! Just recall that coming back up requires effort! Worth going into cold streams. Recommend just going to falls, take a trail down to the base of falls (careful though). Worth the hike! Enjoy!

Nice waterfall not too far down the trail. We also saw big flakes of mica and a wild turkey as we kept hiking. Great trail, enjoyable hike.

1 month ago

good hike for beginners and children bought a hour hike all together just when you get to the falls don't go any further the trail keeps on going and there is no need to go any further just go to the falls and back

hiking
blowdown
private property
scramble
2 months ago

Easy walk to the falls. There is a steep scramble to get close to the falls. Thanks to the property owners for sharing this gem with the public!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful small waterfall that you can get to easily and go right to the base of the falls. Amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice waterfall. Have to park way up and walk down a road since it is on private property. Downhill going and uphill coming back. Was flowing good when I went and half frozen.

hiking
private property
5 months ago

My family and I enjoyed this trail on Christmas Eve! Going down was very easy, but the way up was a little harder but not too bad. My whole family was able to do this by taking some breaks here and there. Our dog, Nyla, joined us and loved it! Once you get to the waterfall you have to go down off the main trail but it’s worth it to be right next to the falls! I was even able to go behind it, although i got a little wet but really fun! Thoroughly enjoyed this trail and a big thank you to the owners, you made our family’s Christmas Eve a great one!

hiking
private property
6 months ago

hiking
private property
rocky
7 months ago

Nice hike to the waterfall at the half way point. bit of a scramble down to the waterfall from the main trail. The second section of the hike after the waterfall gets more rocky and uneven and ends abruptly away an electric fence south abandoned cars. Advice would be only go as far as the waterfall.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike down, a little bit of a hill coming back up. Parking is limited.

hiking
private property
8 months ago

Easy hike. But, I didn't see an easy path to approach the falls to walk behind it, and I would like to know more about that. We didn't get to the full end of the trail as it was roped off. Thank you to the family that owns it for allowing hikes!

hiking
9 months ago

Neat place but don't go unless there has been recent rain.

hiking
9 months ago

50, overweight and out of shape... was an easy hike downhill to the falls but coming back was a medium difficulty. definitely pretty and worth the hike!

hiking
private property
9 months ago

Easy walk downhill on a gravel road most of the way until you get to a trail. But then uphill on the way out. Beautiful waterfall that you can walk behind. Passed a few people, but definitely not crowded.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike. Not my favorite but worth the time

hiking
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

For a really short walk on a gravel private drive, with walking access allowed, the waterfall payoff is just lovely! You can walk behind the cool fall...makes a great pic. Lots of beautiful fern ground cover and other local flora and fauna. Great way to spend an hour or two.

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
Sat Apr 27 2019

Not my favorite hike but an excellent waterfall. The waterfall is a mile into the hike and worth the walk. The remainder of the hike almost looks like it's going through a road; not very well marked. That last half mile of isn't anything to write home about.

hiking
Thu Apr 18 2019

This trail is lovely, and kudos to the property owners for allowing access. The big falls on the right are the only major “falls,” but if you walk farther down to the end of the trail near the road, you might spot some gigantic cows relaxing in the shade. There is some mud, and water trickling about on the path, so wear boots accordingly. The falls are tranquil and inviting.

Sat Mar 16 2019

The trail is a rock paved road for 2/3 of the trip. It then gets more woodsy with creeks alongside. The falls are gorgeous and I liked the feeling of being private. We saw one other couple and a friendly blood hound.

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