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Twin Falls Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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 7.2 mi Elevation gain 1,099 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy
Waypoints (6)
Tips
  • 1

    Falls & Water hole

    Climb down and creek hike.

    35.31988, -82.75286

  • 2

    Right after bridge

    35.32658, -82.75856

  • 3

    Right at water crossing

    Don't cross

    35.32920, -82.75809

  • 4

    Left on Twin Falls Trail

    35.33175, -82.75831

  • 5

    1st falls on left

    35.33504, -82.76032

  • 6

    Straight on Buckhorn Gap (orange)

    From Twin Falls (yellow)

    35.33332, -82.75898

Please check for road closures before heading to park. Forest roads are often closed even if trails remain open. You may have to park somewhere else and trek to this trailhead, lengthening your hike.

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Reviews (235)
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Recordings (187)
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Andrea Munsey
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Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous trail. We parked at the Clawhammer/Avery trailhead and went counterclockwise. There are more than a dozen water crossings over logs. Some reviews said this trail wasn’t dog friendly, but are two dogs were in heaven. This is one of my new faves.

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Mack Borrowman
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Hiking

Great trail! Beautiful waterfalls and not busy on a Saturday morning!

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Anita Grizzard
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HikingGreat!Muddy

My BF and I decided to try this trail and we were not disappointed! Is was easy-moderate in places and some trees had recently fallen across the path but that did not deter us. Not many people were on the path and we loved it! We had both waterfalls to ourselves at the top. Parking isn’t the best but most cool places are like that. We will definitely go back! (Follow blue, orange, yellow to get to the falls).

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Rachel Langdon
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Megan Carter
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Overall fairly easy trail, a little muddy, the waterfall, creeks, and summer foliage are beautiful!

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Barbara Moerk
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Hiking

Gradual climbs and descents. Several log foot bridges over creeks. Nice watetfall.

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Nicole Hill
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Great!

It’s an easy trail. Not a lot of parking available. It’s off a gravel road. There are lots of water crossings and not all the bridges are in the best shape It looked like they were working on a few. Some muddy spots. Little hard to follow the trail in some areas. Only passed one person on the trail no one at the falls. It’s a nice quite hike. I would go early in the morning.

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Angela Austin
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Sydney Windham
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HikingMuddy

I would rank this trail as easy. There isn’t much of an incline for most of the hike, but you do have to cross quite a few bridges. I found the bridges fairly easy because I had a walking stick to stay stable. A bear ran across the path which started me but eh it’s their home, I never expect not to run into them lol. The falls are pretty but not spectacular, which is the main reason why I’m ranking it 4 stars. If you want to get out of the house for a few hours but don’t want to work too hard, this is the trail for you:)

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Kyle Maiorana
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Hiking

Muddy. Big bear ran across the trail about 10ft in front of me and gave me a solid scare.

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Morris Letsinger
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HikingScrambleWashed out
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Tom Matty
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Hiking

Few people on the trail. Like someone else said, drive up closer to the trailhead (past the stables). The road is narrow and parking is limited but you can cut off walking up the gravel road. I also walked down to the Avery Creek trail and took a left and then completed the loop as indicated in the map. The waterfalls have some steep climbs up to get to them but are worth it.

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Jordan Frantz
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Incredible trail. Recommend driving past stables and parking up gravel road closer to two trail heads. We took first trail head (Avery Creek) to Buckhorne Gap (blue blaze to orange blaze) which finally lead to Twin falls. It can be confusing so have this one mapped out. The falls are incredibly beautiful, take some time to soak it in!

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Michael Hodge
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Hiking

Great trip in and out. Loved the scenery throughout. The falls were beautiful. We recorded 6.8 miles around.

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Jeff Upton
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HikingMuddy

This is a great hike. We decided to hike straight to the falls and then back out. We passed on taking Clawhammer. This was just barely short of 5 miles. The blazes can be a mess. There are some muddy spots, but is a wonderful hike. The falls at the end are beautiful. Was fairly busy on the Friday before the holiday weekend.

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Mark Turnipseed
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Running

Great trail for running! My gps came in at 6.8 per loops. Also, If you want to avoid the main dirt road, there is a trail that begins behind the stables that is also a pleasurable route, I took that on my second lap and it was wonderful

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Brittany N
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HikingMuddy

Loved this trail!! Love all of the log crossings and the waterfall was so worth it! Will be doing this one again

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Jay Williams
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HikingBlowdownBridge out

The Forest Service is in the process of upgrading some of the bridges on this trail. We had 11 bridge crossings from the point where we began. One log bridge was tricky with no hand rail. It’s muddy at this point, too. The alternative way was very muddy. This is an odd crossing anyway—crossing the creek and then immediately back over via stepping stones and roots. Not a deal breaker but irritating. The Avery Creek-Twin Falls trail is very pretty, in any case, and worth the effort. Generally moderate with only a few steep spots (such as just before the falls). Folks who like to hike in sandals or with no socks should know that there’s plenty of poison ivy along this trail!

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Brenden Pelletier
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Ann Marie Stapp
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Hiking

Look, the hike is easy to and from the waterfall and the waterfall is beautiful. Here’s my problem with this hike. The GPS basically tells you it starts at the stables, which is a half mile away from the trailhead. Fine- whatever. Then you hike in on Avery Creek Trail and meet up with Buckthorn Gap trail which takes you to the trail for the waterfall. If you JUST go to the waterfall and come back, which quite frankly I recommend, you maybe at 5ish miles total. I did about 9 today, since after I left the waterfall I wanted to keep going, so I followed the orange blazed Buckthorn Gap trail which is a bunch of “trails to nowhere” it tells you on the sign you are on the trail and then next thing you know a mile later you are still following the trail and the blazes are gone...... it’s a mess. Lots of creek crossings, some a bit precarious. Some mud. Some bees.

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Maurice Heiblum
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful falls at the end. Muddy due to all the recent rain and A couple of downed trees in Clawhammer. Other than that, it was perfect. A little tough on the dogs, but they were fine.

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Monica P
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HikingMuddy

One of my favorite hikes in Pisgah. The trail is fun with several water crossings over log bridges. Both waterfalls are gorgeous. There has been a lot of rainfall recently so the trail was very muddy. It was great to see the heavy water flow as the water flow is typically very light.

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Megan Lee
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HikingMuddy

Would not recommend this trail for dogs due to safety in having to cross 5+ single, double, and triple log bridges. Very muddy due to the heavy rain the past few days. Clearly marked. Large tree down near top of Clawhammer Cove though so my dogs and I followed the 5058 back to the stables instead.

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Emily Watson
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