Wildcat Falls

EASY 3 reviews

Wildcat Falls is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big East Fork, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

This is a fairly easy hike - not quite 3/4 of a mile one way - and is kid friendly. The waterfall is on a tributary of the west fork of the Pigeon River and is 50-60' high.

25 days ago

It was a beautiful hike to the falls. There wasn't very much water in the falls given the lack of rain these last few days, but the hike was still worth it. I recommend this hike to anyone with children. I took my 5 yo son and he had no problem. It is worth noting that there is a small waterfall just after the camping area. That is not wildcat falls. Parking can be an issue if there are people camping at the trail head but we managed well enough with what we had. Safe travels

1 month ago

Easy and enjoyable hike. Water features are great - it's hard to capture the scale of the larger falls in photos. Beautiful views of the Blueridge Parkway. Great for a quick hike or for hikers that don't want to deal with much elevation change.

6 months ago

Great easy hike with views of two waterfalls but you do have to cross a stream toward the beginning of the hike using the rocks in the stream (difficult when iced over in winter). The view of the falls covered in ice is beautiful.