Kiesee Falls is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

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5 months ago

Went back in summer of 2019 ; the trail is good up to a certain point but if you really want to get down to the falls you will have to go down a very steep, slippery slope that could be potentially dangerous for inexperienced hikers. Beautiful falls though, and a lovely spot for dipping.

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7 months ago

Unable to see waterfall. Too much overgrowth and terrain seems unstable and treacherous.

Tue Jun 05 2018

The trail was overgrown and had lots of trees down. Otherwise it was a lovely, easy walk and you hear the rushing water the whole time. The end of the hike is at the convergence of two creeks and it is lovely. Seeing the actual kiesee falls was a steep and slightly dangerous climb straight down and even then the water was rushing so much that I didn’t venture out into the stream where I’m sure the best view would have been. I recommend this trail for the adventurous hiker though as it is lovely and obviously little used.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

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Thu Nov 08 2018

Sun Apr 01 2018

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Mon Oct 10 2016

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Sun Aug 07 2016