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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 (236)
Photos (174)
Recordings (146)
Completed (476)
Nancy Ward
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Great!

Easy, rooty the last little bit to the falls. Only 3 other folks when I got there. Was getting very full when I left. Anyone should be able to make this hike.

Sean Hecking
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HikingGreat!

Perfect hike for families. Mostly flat gravel trail until you get near the falls. Swimming hole a little small so be careful on weekends during pandemic. Got a little crowded with Covididiots.

Shawn Blair
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Hiking

Easy in and out.

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Katrina Loyd
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfall. Short easy hike (walk) with a newborn and dog. Made it there minutes before the rain.

Victoria Rogers Elliott
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Hiking

Not bad lil hike with pups. Came at a perfect time...when we arrived there were only a couple of cars and when we left the place was packed

Jeff Abbott
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Hiking

Easy trail, fantastic waterfall at the end. Good rainy day option or on a hot day to get into the creek at the bottom of the falls.

Melissa Mauldin
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Hiking

Great trail! Easy to access; perfect for young kids. Not very technical, but pretty. Rocks are slippery, so wear shoes with treads.

Laura RM
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Hiking

Very pretty walk in the woods and pretty waterfall. Easy hike up and down.

Tim Maddock
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Hiking

Very easy 1/2 mile from trailhead to base of falls on well maintained trail.

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Joey Digby
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Hiking

It is what it says it is. Half mile hike over gravel road. Beautiful waterfall.

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Brian Stahl
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Hiking

fun short trail to a nice waterfall

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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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