Otter Falls Trail

EASY 53 reviews

Otter Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Seven Devils, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

16 days ago

This is a nice little trail for walking a dog.

hiking
20 days ago

Perfect trail for kids and families. Ends at a series of lovely little waterfalls that kids can wade and rock hop around. Took two four year olds, 10 year old and 14 year old and they had a blast. Well-marked signs to trailhead and on trail.

28 days ago

Peaceful and easy walk with wonderful waterfall

1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall and stream bed with lots of rocks. I loved all the little waterfalls and streams coming together at the bottom.

1 month ago

Should be rated moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Quite scenic for such a short trail. Great trail for walking your dog. Limited parking. Would do it again.

2 months ago

Nice easy short trail with a waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and relaxing. Moderate going down and straight back up. Wear hiking boots. Highly recommend it.

hiking
3 months ago

the falls were beautiful but this is mismarked as an "easy trail". the sign at th trailhead even says "strenous hike"....no hand rails and at times the trail is nothing but mud, a few wide spaces rocks across a stream or a pile of broken rocks 8 inches wide. very steep and slippery in parts. Moderate.

hiking
3 months ago

Great convenient short trail with nice falls! Very convenient to Seven Devils but need a 4-wheel drive if there has been winter weather. Take your picnic down to the picnic table on the trail. I don’t agree that this is an easy hike; too much elevation change for that. It’s moderate. The trail has a loop but the trail crosses itself in a several places without clear markings, hence the 4 star rating. Great project for TrailLifeUSA badge to blaze this trail.

4 months ago

Great trail for the family. Falls are pretty especially after the rain yesterday. Take time to follow the trails around the falls not just to the observation deck and back...will miss the tranquil beauty a bit away from the deck. Kids, 8 and 5, loved it and were able to navigate just fine.

4 months ago

A nice trail that is wide in most spots; worth the decent to get up close to the falls.

5 months ago

Loved doing this hike to the waterfall with my family. But, the app say "easy" and I will have to say it's not that easy. Especially on the way back when you are going uphill in the mud. At least It was pretty short though. We have three boys 12 and under and it was awesome. Want to go back in the summer.

hiking
5 months ago

Tame walk to a pretty fall.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty easy / short hike to a beautiful waterfall! Definitely worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful with falls frozen over, but still easy to flow the trail!

9 months ago

Nice trail, views are awesome. A little more strenuous with a 3 year old. :)

9 months ago

Great trail for kids.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this trail after zip lining at hawks nest around 5pm. Definitely a great time to go. Much like an enchanted forest.

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect trail for my family. I have a 20lb mutt dog that had a blast in this trail and my 7 and 10 year old boys were enjoying every minute with the scenery. The trail is just right for young kids and the stream is a great place for plenty of photo opportunities.

10 months ago

good for walking your

hiking
10 months ago

Love these loop trails around the falls - beautiful environment - falls are not huge but very enjoyable.

hiking
11 months ago

We had a great time! Nice path to the falls. Well maintained. Pretty much downhill to the falls so pretty much uphill all the way back. That's the most difficult part. I would rate it as easy-moderate because of that. Well worth it!!

11 months ago

Great trail for kids - we had a 6 and 4 year old and they did well without getting too tired.

hiking
11 months ago

Short, easy to get to and easy to complete. Beautiful and ideal to take children to! Would recommend and will be back.

hiking
11 months ago

Short well maintained trail. Falls are not super impressive. If you are close by and want a little walk, it'll do ya just fine.

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