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

A lack of visible signage led to a wasted trip.

hiking
10 days ago

The parking lot is unimproved dirt and is medium sized so it fills quickly. (I was almost the first car in the lot when I got there and after hiking Hooker-Triple-High Falls the lot was packed and cars lined both sides of the road.) Hooker Falls Trail leads to a popular swimming area at the base of the falls and is only minutes from the parking lot. After an easy walk to view this small falls, double back, cross the bridge, and head uphill to the beautiful Triple Falls and further up to High Falls. At Triple Falls there is a long set of wooden steps that lead you to a flat rock landing between the 2nd and 3rd falls and is an excellent spot to view and photograph all three of the Triple Falls. (Don't miss this.) The viewing area has a single wire cable preventing visitors from straying too near the falls but kids could walk right under it. High Falls is a beautiful, long double cascade with a covered bridge at the top and can be easily seen from the viewing area along the trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail and can be done with kids!

hiking
22 days ago

The hike is super steep so wear the right shoes. Gorgeous falls and completely worth the hike.

Quick walk if you just want to see the falls.

Great views throughout the hike. Pretty easy for the most part. There are some awesome photo opportunities with the falls in the background as well!

hiking
1 month ago

This use to be one of my favorite waterfalls but they had it roped off at the bottom of the stairs so you couldn’t walk out and chill on the rocks anymore.

A lot of fun

This is a fun and easy hike. We saw a number of multi-generational families enjoying the trail today. Definitely suggest adding the Hooker Falls hike to this loop. Hooker Falls has the best place to get in and enjoy a short but cold swim. Wear closed-toed shoes fir the hike though. The gravel is killer.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was great! A little longer than expected. Also Holly Trail was closed last week so we weren’t able to get back to our car that way. We had to walk by the highway to get to the parking lot. But other than that, it was a great workout. Now that we’re more familiar with the way, we will definitely be going back!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice trail if u want to run and hike. Too difficult to run the entire trail. Great if ur in this mood.

Beautiful area! It’s a great place to spend a day and wade in the water. Can be crowded but if it’s a rainy day there’s hardly anyone there. The waterfalls are gorgeous after a good hard rain.

Beautiful waterfalls. Very popular hike

Easy hike, even for our kids and little dog. Well marked and maintained trail!

Fantastic, great hike with incredible views.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful to walk on there are a few lookouts that you can stop at along the way. I when to little bald mountain also which branches off from buck spring trail. It is a little steep but well worth it as the summit is amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenic hike with easy to navigate/clearly marked paths. We hiked all the way up to the covered bridge at High Falls with our 5 and 7 year old. Definitely a workout - but so worth it!

beautiful

Nice trails even in the rain. BTW there are clean;ish) port a potties!!!

Pretty easy trail but highly trafficked. Viewing points of the waterfalls where pretty awesome. Trail is really well kept.

Nice loop hike. By going clockwise, the incline is moderate, and the final 2 miles are generally down but a bit of a challenge. Quite a few stream crossing, and the sound of the two creeks are audible even when the water is not in view. A perfect moderate hike!

Trail was easy to hike with 4 kids ages 3-9. Most of the trail is gravel, so we kept getting it in our keens. We recommend boots or athletic shoes to prevent that. Pretty views. No suitable place for little kids to enter and play in the water.

hiking
3 months ago

Clean, easy trail with an awesome river view and steps that take you down to the base of the falls for a nice close up of this beauty. It can get crowded, especially in the spring and summer months...early morning or late afternoon hike is recommended.

Beautiful views! Great to combine this trail with High Falls and Hooker Falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike with really lovely falls. Not crowded but it was mid week.

hiking
4 months ago

Trails are wide and clean. Beautiful location.

hiking
4 months ago

A well-manicured and often over-populated trail to a stepped falls. Not as impactful as High Falls, but a nice easy hike for families. Go early in the day or late to avoid the masses.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty!

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely breath taking! Very easy and short hike to get to the falls. You can sit on the rocks at the second level and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend!

This hike was easy for the most part. There were areas that you had a little climb if you wanted to go to the top of the lager fall. There was some really pretty creek areas however alot of the trees were down and did blocked lots of the other falls. I did walk/climb around amd over a lot of the trees to get a better view of a couple of falls but you still are not able to see them well. The large fall is really pretty and worth seeing it.

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