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Roaring Fork Falls is a 1.4 mile heavily 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.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Waterfall

Wildlife

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Easy .5 mile hike to beautiful waterfall.

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Reviews (211)
Photos (163)
Recordings (128)
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Manish Hirapara
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Hiking

Super easy hike up a gravel road, not really much to the hike until the last few hundred yards. The falls when you reach them are magnificent. Bring a bathing suit and take a dip. Easily accessible and gorgeous falls. You might need some mosquito repellent for the journey.

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Jane Gary
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Hiking

The view and falls were great, better than I expected, but the trail itself was like walking along a driveway. Easy for small kids, but not my cup of tea.

Brandi Morrow
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Hiking

Great trail- easy, flat, gravel trail the majority of the way and beautiful falls with pool to wade in at the bottom. Went on a Saturday and their were only 4 other people there. Not crowded at all.

Billie Jean
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Hiking

Easy walk, use bug spray.

christy stader
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Hiking

Easy walk up the well maintained path. More like a gravel road but beautiful woods all around. Beautiful waterfall at end where my kids and dog got to play at the bottom and climb on the rocks a bit. Will definitely do again!

Tim Berry
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Easy trip, well marked trail head. usually a peaceful, contemplative series of Cascades, but was full and heavy after a week of rains. Good for wading at the bottom. Caution, wet and mossy rocks.

Olivia Tedeschi
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An easy trail for such a pretty water fall! Be careful at the falls though it can be slick.

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madison Cruttenden
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Hiking

an easy walk to beautiful falls!

Robert Hunter
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Hiking

Easy hike to one of my favorite falls. Cascading and water access with a small pool at the base

Hannah Whisman
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Hiking

It was very peaceful! Saw a black snake on the path which was exciting lol. The waterfall is gorgeous and I would suggest this for a fun little hike to do!

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Elisa Velez
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Hiking

Came to Burnsville to spend the weekend. This trail was easy. We completed with a small and medium size dog with no issues. The kids had a good time taking pictures and climbing the rocks. No issues parking outside the gate.

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Angela Ateyeh
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Walking

This was a beautiful, easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall. This app says "closed due to COVID-19" but it's not really closed. There is a gate to keep cars from getting closer to the fall but you can walk right around the gate. There is a small parking area outside of the gate. The trail is wide and long enough that you can successfully social distance from others while hiking.

Luci Orofino
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Hiking

Closed due to COVID19

Georgia Toney
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Hiking

Easy. Great waterfall

Cassandra Cantrell
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Hiking

Nice quiet trail.

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Adam Blackburn
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Super easy, fun hike, especially for kids. They loved to swim and play at the base of the falls.

Chase Martin
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HikingBugs

My wife and I brought our 2 year old and loved it! Great place to go during this quarantine since it's a wide road! lol. The waterfall is beautiful and much bigger than expected. There's also a place to get into the water.

Bernie Weese
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HikingBugsMuddy

Very easy, relatively short hike. Beautiful, cascading falls

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Daymon Wooten
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HikingIcySnow

I came up in the snow and it’s absolutely beautiful. The crunching snow under my feet is very soothing and the trail itself is very accessible. It’s mostly forest road until you hit a little bridge at the falls. If you’re already nearby or headed nearby I’d check it out!

Jayson Moorman
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Hiking

Fun hike in my opinion. If you’re feeling risky, and physically CAPABLE (can’t stress that enough), we just broke off the trail and went up the stream on the rocks and through the water. It was super fun and different experience than the trail. Recommend trying that to people who know they won’t slip on the rocks and get severely injured.

Stacie Miller
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Hiking

Beautiful!

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Tina House
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Hiking

Great short, easy trail with beautiful falls. Will have to research what the two old buildings were used for.

Erin Bowers
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Hiking

Loved this trail. Short and sweet.

Robert Hunter
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Hiking

Beautiful falls, well maintained. Boomers trail, ie: flat,easy, water features, smell of pines, lol. Combine with Setrock Creek Falls hike nearby

Dré F.
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Hiking

Excellent New Year’s Day walk to see a lovely rushing waterfall, or series of falls, cascading from a tremendous height. Take care if you choose to continue up to the top, the trail is poor, and very ‘Cliffy’ if you catch my meaning. I Do not advise taking young children up the last bit to the top.

Wes Walter
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Hiking

This is pretty much a service road to the last 100 yds. This falls is way taller than the pictures show. Simply beautiful. Easy walk to an awesome falls!!!

Bonnie Myer
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HikingMuddy

good trail, but near the waterfall it narrows and there are roots to maneuver. Great falls, many drops.

Brittany Strickland
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Hiking

Super easy and short trail with a big surprise at the end. The very last bit of the trail has a lot of roots so watch your step. The falls are not super strong but they are gorgeous. A lot of levels from high up flowing down. Very peaceful and relaxing. Such a wonderful find and a must do.

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