Explore the most popular waterfall 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 beautiful place! Must visit if you’re in the area.

My wife and I are experienced hikers and do several hikes a year. That said I would rate this as a moderate to almost difficult trail. It is very poorly marked. We walked to the upper falls route going in and didn't see a blaze until we were almost down to the river. On the way out blazes were sporadic at best and many that were there were very faded. That said it was a great waterfall hike with a lot of off shoot trails that take you to several swimming holes. This is a good hike for everyone including families that are looking for some cool water swimming. We'll certainly return with our swimwear.

Water was high when we were there. Great hike . Really enjoyed the views and falls .

hiking
14 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.

So much fun!

very easy trail.

Loved it! a beautiful trail and water. fairly rugged for us who are not regular hikers, but great fun.

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.

hiking
27 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!

Love this place!

Was a little too much water to do falls with kids today but would try again

hiking
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 !

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

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

Another short and sweet hike to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. Popular spot, always busy. nice little loop

hiking
2 months ago

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

Excellent views! Easy trail!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
3 months ago

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

Fun trail with lots of views of the falls.

Easy quick trail with beautiful scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
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!

Great hike. Will definitely do again when the water is lower.

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice! Easy parking and quick to get on the trail. I did this hike alone and felt very safe. It’s moderately trafficked but not too busy. At each of the overlooks I had the area to myself. So pretty and not too challenging.

Always enjoyable. This is turning into a default area for us.

Nice little hike. The kids and dogs enjoyed it.

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