Roaring Fork Falls

EASY 38 reviews
#21 of 121 trails in

Roaring Fork Falls is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

wildlife

Easy .5 mile hike to beautiful waterfall.

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3 days ago

17 days ago

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24 days ago

1 month ago

Easy , nice little waterfall at the end

super easy hike, to a very pretty water fall. great for kids.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Lovely hike, great for kids.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail! Easy hike for the kids and well worth climbing to the top for the views. Will definitely go again.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Perfect falls. Short trail

hiking
8 months ago

The trail heads up a gravel road through the trees with the creek below on the left and unseen most of the way. It is an easy but not very exciting hike to the falls. The waterfall is very beautiful and makes it worthwhile though. I'm sure visiting in June would greatly enhance the experience as there are Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel everywhere.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous waterfall! Pictures can't do it justice! Really must see the beauty of the flow, so many levels, person. The size is massive! The hike itself is a bit uneventful, Non strenuous. 1 mile total round trip. I highly recommend having a hiking partner. No reports have been filed that I know of, but anytime you hike alone, down a single in and back gravel service road, it's better to be wise. Always exercise caution and/or be sure to protect yourself.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy trail, pretty falls

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great, wide trail and lots of room to pass. Parking could be better but the trail is awesome.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a really nice short trail with a very beautiful waterfall at the end. Trail is fairly wide most of the way, it looks like it was a road at one point in time, gets narrow for the last 1/10 mile. Once you get to the falls there are some back trails take you up higher into the falls, just watch your footing as it is fairly steep and well rooted.