Ranger Falls Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Ranger Falls Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

great short hike especially with kids. beautiful falls, gorgeous natural scenery.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Fun quick hike.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great moderate trail for kids. Did this with kids aged two to eight. Had to carry the two year old at parts because it is quite steep and he got tired, but the other three (5 to 8) did the whole thing with no complaints and minimal help. Minimal mud, safe trails. Waterfall at the bottom is beautiful with a pool that can be waded in.

4 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful falls! I disagree with the other reviews criticizing the trail markers. We found the trail well marked and easy to navigate.

4 months ago

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6 months ago

Bad - there are two parking lots. Unknown at time. Causing .8 mile hike to be 4 miles and confusion with unmarked trails. It is quiet and beautiful. Just make sure you park at correct parking lot with map and complete marked trail.

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hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

I found it easy to navigate and to be a good workout. Lots of steep grades and narrow passages. The waterfall was a nice scene after viewing trees for 30 minutes. Will not do again.

Monday, June 13, 2016