Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

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.

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19 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are wide and clean. Beautiful location.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

Pretty!

hiking
2 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!

don't come at this trail from the west side of yellow gap road during the winter unless you're prepared to walk an extra 3 miles. they close the road. otherwise, it's a great hike. beautiful views of sone small creek falls and the further up you get some good views of the inn and parkway. coming back though, make sure to have your GPS ready because it's really easy to miss your turn and you end up on pilot rock trail.

hiking
3 months ago

First, my review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

Second, the trail itself is easy to find, well maintained, generally dry and free of obstructions such as roots and rocks. The trail is not marked but even a novice can stay on it. All the trail junctions are posted and point to major landmarks.

Third, most of the trail is typical eastern US forest and is nothing special, with the exception of the two waterfalls, Triple and High. I feel the Triple has the better composition potential. Make sure you take the stairs down to the creek. On the “con” side the falls are open, not shaded and you are shooting into the sun. Try to visit on an overcast day to reduce the extremes in contrast.

If you want to save some time and effort just do Triple Falls and bypass High. But if you also want to do High then you may also want to take the Covered Bridge Trail. At just 0.2 miles (one way) it’s worth seeing.

Beautiful hike. Tons of water features. Can’t wait to go back. Portions of the trail are not suitable for small dogs. We had to carry our pups!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike!!

on Triple Falls Trail

4 months ago

If we’d done this trail under normal circumstances, I’d probably have rated it a 4. What made it great was that we arrived early on a Sunday morning in January, when it was 17 degrees, so we basically had the trail to ourselves. (A spirited walk warms you up quickly!) The most impressive spectacle was at the base of High Falls, where the mist from the falls turned the adjacent trees and brush into a frosty winter wonderland. We stood at the water’s edge for quite awhile, watching a heron hunt from a rock in the middle of the river. Super cool.

This is absolutely not a hiking trail. Mountain bikers come blasting down this hill at very high speed. Most are polite and will be safe around you, but not all of them. Plenty of other trails in the area for hiking, avoid this one.

Beautiful, short n easy

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail and combined with the Hookers Fall trail you get 3 great waterfalls in a short distance.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy and beautiful trail leading to some awesome falls. Always busy on the week-ends. Have hiked this trail many times.

hiking
5 months ago

great easy hike for the whole family

Nice easy trail. Some hills.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed. Lots of chances to get near the water and see the falls up close.

Great easy kid friendly hike

Awesome easy trial. The falls were beautiful! Very kid friendly. Lots of people

Not a disappointment! Check out all 3 waterfalls for sure !!!

slight whiff of horse flatulence from time to time, but otherwise a scenic stroll down a narrow rock service vehicle road.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hiking for all ages. Heavily trafficked. Lots of places to stop for a break and set up picnic. I even saw a couple relaxing on their hammock. Absolutely majestic once you reach the 3rd highest waterfall. Lots of people going in for a dip.

Overall a very nice hike. My only complaint was the large number of people on the trail which made it difficult to photograph the water falls.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty much a straight up the mountain kind of trail. To get to the head of the trail you need to drive down a dirt road for like 4 miles. The view was blocked by trees when we got to pilot rock. Trail could use some maintenance.

This one is great for the kids as well. We had 5 under 7 yo with minimal whining and they loved the falls. Good times!!

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