Toms Creek Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.7 miElevation gain82 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
Description
Waypoints (0)

Very pleasant walk to the base of Tom Creek Falls, an 80-foot cascade. Several nice areas for campsites along the creek (14-day maximum camping limit per month posted). There is an old waterwheel base off to the right of the trail. Accessibility: This trail has a new crushed gravel surface and is typically at least five feet wide. The estimated average grade is 4% but it has some steep sections with a grade over 15% at the end of the trail. The Falls observation deck at the end of the trail is wheelchair accessible.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (362)
Photos (379)
Recordings (245)
Completed (794)
View user's profile page
Tom Reinhard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 27, 2021
Hiking

Very easy trail. Go hard right once you cross the bridge to get above the falls. Beautiful especially after rain.

View Tom's Recording
View user's profile page
Rob Mehnert
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 22, 2021
Hiking

Very easy nature walk that is well-maintained. Can you get crowded at times but was empty today.

View Rob's Recording
View user's profile page
David Lawing
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 20, 2021
Walking
View David 's Recording
View user's profile page
Lisa Leszcynski
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 20, 2021
Hiking

Very cute !! Good pay off. Go to the top of the falls !! Very dog friendly

View user's profile page
Kimberly Parker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 17, 2021
HikingGreat!

Beautiful hike. This trail is not hard at all. Great family hike.

View user's profile page
Miriam Salgado
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 12, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful!

View Miriam's Recording
View user's profile page
Jeremy Marlowe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 9, 2021
Hiking
View Jeremy's Recording
View user's profile page
Angie Connatser
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 8, 2021
Hiking

This was a nice easy hike & the falls were beautiful. Muddy after the rain but nothing too bad.

View Angie's Recording
View user's profile page
Megan Bruss
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 8, 2021
Hiking
View Megan's Recording
View user's profile page
Chad Love
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 5, 2021
HikingGreat!

Beautiful and very easy trail for almost anyone. The falls is approximately 80’. If you like this falls, be sure to drive the short distance from Marion to Old Fort to Catawba Falls. This is the headwaters for the Catawba River.

View Chad's Recording
View user's profile page
Pete Williams
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 2, 2021
Hiking

Nice after a heavy rain

View Pete's Recording
View user's profile page
claudia garcia
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 1, 2021
HikingGreat!

this is a kid friendly trail. the waterfalls was beautiful. short trail. highly recommend for a quick trail to see a waterfall.

View user's profile page
Bonny G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 31, 2020
HikingGreat!

Gorgeous waterfall. Easy walk

View user's profile page
Michael Alarcon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 26, 2020
Hiking
View Michael's Recording
View user's profile page
Vanessa Zulon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 25, 2020
Hiking

Short. Sweet. Falls. Merry Christmas 2020

View Vanessa's Recording
View user's profile page
Chanoa Bledsoe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 20, 2020
Hiking

10 min hike from the car to the falls. Gorgeous waterfall and easy access. Trail is clean and easy to walk. Some uphill but overall easy.

View Chanoa's Recording
View user's profile page
Matthew Handwerk
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 3, 2020
Hiking

Short hike. Beautiful waterfall.

View Matthew's Recording
View user's profile page
Shawn Shepherd
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 27, 2020
Hiking
View Shawn's Recording
View user's profile page
Rob Iggleden
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 27, 2020

easy walk for the whole family 3 generations. baby in a stroller and grandma.

View user's profile page
Rhonda Clontz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 20, 2020
Hiking

Easy walk but end result is beautiful.

View Rhonda's Recording
View user's profile page
Meg A
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 17, 2020
WalkingGreat!

Very easy hike with rewarding waterfall. So beautiful. Very strange characters at the top - they appeared very out of it. Made me feel uncomfortable as a lone hiker.

View user's profile page
Misti Noack
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 17, 2020
HikingGreat!

Easy, short walk if you have small children or just want to chase another waterfall in North Carolina. This one is beautiful. We took a lunch and hung out at the base of the falls for about an hour. Nice day.

View user's profile page
Brenna Foster
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Great hike! Super family friendly - a nice, easy walk to the falls. Steep climb to the top of the falls but plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the view without doing the climb. Small parking lot but also some off street parking available.

View user's profile page
Kimberly Parker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Awesome easy hike. So beautiful Falls were amazing. There was a small cave up to the right of the falls. Leaves were still gorgeous! Not crowded during the week at all.

View Kimberly's Recording
View user's profile page
Racheal P
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Nice and easy hike for kids, elderly folks or dogs. I would even say stroller accessible until you reach the falls. If you continue to the very top of the falls, it does get rocky and steep but it is a really short hike from the bottom of the falls to the top. Plenty of access to water along the way for dogs.

View user's profile page
Tommy Brennan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 4, 2020
Hiking

Easy. Great for wife and dog.

View Tommy's Recording
View user's profile page
Wendy Richters
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 31, 2020
HikingGreat!

Beautiful. Easy hike. Kid friendly.

View user's profile page
Megan Bruss
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 30, 2020
Hiking

Just as described, easy trail even after the rains. So many spots to enjoy the falls, and I highly encourage you to continue on up to the right to the top of the Falls. There were at least 3 additional cascades above, and it was wonderful to see all the twists and turns leading to each drop, and the pools below each one. Great spot. 3 cars here at 10am, full by 11 when I left (on a Friday).

View Megan's Recording
View user's profile page
James Williams
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 25, 2020
Hiking

Nice stretch after hard hike on previous day.

View James's Recording
View user's profile page
Leigh Watts
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
Hiking
View Leigh 's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 362