Skinny Dip Falls

MODERATE 98 reviews
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Skinny Dip Falls is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canton, 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 September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
167 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


1 month ago

Very easy trail that anyone could hike (my 80 yr old grandmother did it). The swimming hole is gorgeous the only reason I cannot give 5 stars is because of how crowded it can get (we went in the summer). If you can avoid the crowds and go on a weekday morning I’m sure it would be beautiful and relaxing.

2 months ago

Beautiful falls and wonderful weather.

3 months ago

Very nice and easy to get to.

5 months ago

Really fun spot for swimming. Lots of people, noise, kids, and dogs. Lots of trash laying around unfortunately. Relatively short distance, the up/down uneven surface to get there makes it moderate. Careful with wandering little ones, there are some areas where if they fall from the trail it's certain death. You can explore a little to either side of the main area if you're into rock hopping. Super slippery. There are a few smaller swimming holes if you look around.

6 months ago

Easy trail. Quiet view. Only negative is the trash and debris people leave behind.

6 months ago

Short but great!

6 months ago

One of my all time favorite hikes!

6 months ago

One of the best waterfalls for us. Short but hard hike from the parkway. Swimming, exploring and jumping off of rocks into the cold pools. Fun!

7 months ago

Short hike was perfect for the two year old. Great picnic at the falls but very, very crowded. Would recommend!

7 months ago

Great trail! Shaded and not a tough walk. Definitely worth it!

7 months ago

Really cool Falls area and swimming hole.

8 months ago

Annoyingly crowded. Very pretty but full of children screaming.

10 months ago

Very nice short hike. Bring a swimsuit in warmer months.

11 months ago

Fairly easy hike while you are traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bring a towel.

11 months ago

Amazing waterfall and a nice hike in and out.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Not marked well at all

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

amazing waterfall and not a difficult/long hike

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Awesome short hike to pretty waterfall/pools. Highly recommend!

Friday, October 21, 2016

The trail starts opposite the eastern end of the Looking Glass Rock Overlook at mile 417.0. Take a left at the junction with the Mountains-To-Sea Trail. It is a short and beautiful trail through the woods down to a very pretty waterfall with a couple small pools. I would like to come back with the family in the summer to see if I can convince them to go swimming.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The falls and pools are the highlight of the hike and would be fun with kids.

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