North Shoal Falls

EASY 8 reviews
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North Shoal Falls is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Murphy, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

private property

Shoal Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Western North Carolina. Located in a secluded area of Murphy NC, you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquility the area offers. Shoal Creek Falls is probably about 30′ tall and cascades across multiple rock layers. It rushes down and crashes through several other smaller sections. It ultimately spills into Lake Appalachia.

13 days ago

took a logging road to reach the falls, difficult to find the trail head. The falls are pretty but there's been a substantial rock fall that makes them hard to view. There's also a pungent odor in the area making this seem more like sewage rather than mountain stream.

5 months ago

Great place close to house. Short hike.

walking
5 months ago

I love this waterfall! Once you find it, it is easy to get to. It is close to my home so I like to take friends to it.

hiking
7 months ago

Short hike. Great views! Steep elevation change.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome Trail if you know how to walk talk and watch where you step , otherwise, it seems if you can not do that you will fall.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago