Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Newland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Absolutely adored this hike. Definitely uphill both ways, but manageable for an avid hiker. Lightly trafficked. The view was fabulous, probably one of my new favorite spots in Western North Carolina.

Absolutely beautiful place! Must visit if you’re in the area.

Great view at the end! Like it has been mentioned, tough at the beginning and the end.

I loved this trail. It started thundering and we had three pups with us. The rain poured. I was still willing to finish to the end. We turned around at 1.2 miles approximately. There was a fork in the path. Did NOT know which way to go. Still do not know. I want to try again tomorrow so if anyone knows, it would be great information.

15 days ago

Trail is well marked. Six mile gravel road to the trailhead is scenic. The falls are beautiful and it is a great hang out spot for me and my dogs EXCEPT - SNAKES! Lots of these under the rock ledges today. Great swim spot though - GO EARLY for solitude.

very easy trail.

Very nice and easy walk, we met a group of 10 year old kids in a school trip.
Don't be lazy and walk to all 3 spots, the one at the end (the highest) has some amazing views of the entire area.

28 days ago

Such a beautiful falls area with many different views. It was quite exciting to trek down to the basin and wade around it! Rock jumping and exploration is fantastic here! Hike is fairly simple to all views and locations! Can’t wait to take my pups back!

Amazing view. Worth the hike. Limited parking. Very few hikers on trail

Love this place!

1 month ago

Very beautiful. One of my favorite places to see. Easy to walk through and great pictures taken ! Camped out right next to the streaming water - must go !

This is a sweet trail. Fairly easy. Great views of Grandfather Mountain linn cove viaduct

Easy trial (even though it was muddy and slick), beautiful falls

short, nice swim spot, get your cardio coming back out

love this loop! nice elevation change, multiple water crossings, 2 documented on trail waterfalls and a few more if you like to bushwack. get your hike on

short easy well worth it-must do every season. first 1/4 mile or so is uphill and rocky but not as steep as harpers falls. then coast 1.5 to beautiful views

great trail with steep section at sitting bear. Much easier drive if you start from sitting bear or hawksbill and go out to gingercake. bonus if you add hawksbill-and lunch there-on the way back

stop at the visitor ctr and get the map, there is about 5 miles of easy trails here including a second little waterfall. spend a couple hours wandering and having lunch at the base, perfect way to start the day

2 months ago

Challenging beautiful trail!! We did several of the trails in the area.

Loved it! Not too strenuous but still burned some calories. View at the end well worth it. Some kind souls have placed logs on the WRONG paths, obey them. Beautiful view at the end.

Excellent views! Easy trail!

2 months ago

A much needed hiking reprieve after doing Grandfather Mountain the day before. This trail and the waterfall views were well worth the couple of small hills. Not terribly crowded on the sunday that we went but I could see it being very popular especially in the summer.

3 months ago

Hiked all the way down to the bottom of the waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous hike. Steep incline in some areas but family friendly!

3 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike. Be ready for the stairs but the rest is easy.

Easy access and ability to connect to Celestial Point makes this the best!

Cool rock formations and views at the end. Moderate is accurate because of the beginning and end, both are steep, but the rest is pretty flat and easy.

Fun trail with lots of views of the falls.

Easy quick trail with beautiful scenery.

3 months ago

Amazing views, scenic. It’s a short hike but moderately challenging trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful falls! The trail leading to the bottom of the falls is really nice to take in great views and sounds! Did this hike with small kids (3,7) and they loved it!

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