Wintergreen Falls Trail

EASY 46 reviews
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Wintergreen Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hendersonville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

A nice downhill hike to a 25 foot waterfall. From the Guion Access Area proceed south on the Tarklin Bridge Trail. There is a trail map posted at the parking area. The trail is predominantly downhill and marked with red blazes. The trail is wide and can accommodate horses, mountain bikers and hikers. Numerous boulders that have broken from the surrounding mountain sides are scattered on both sides of the trail giving the area a very primitive look. At the Grassy Creek Trail, go left until it intersects with the Wintergreen Falls Trail. From here it is a short 1/4 mile hike to the base of the 25 foot waterfall. Wintergreen Falls has a few flat rocks to sit on for a lunch or a nap. Backtrack out the way you came in for a total hike of about 3 miles.

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10 days ago

One of my favorite falls

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1 month ago

An easy hike but it was not clearly marked. More of a walk than a hike but it leads to a great swimming spot.

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2 months ago

This is a nice easy trail that is dog friendly and has some pretty waterfalls at the end.

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2 months ago

Easy enough for our 4 year old. Just watch out for horse poop!

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3 months ago

The trail was okay, definitely easy. The waterfalls were a real surprise. There were at least three significant levels to the falls. There is a more difficult trail to return to the parking area, if you choose to take an alt trail back. Sadly, the alt trail is unmarked, but it does provide excellent views of the various levels of the falls.

4 months ago