Explore the best trails near Waynesville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



no dogs


wild flowers

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding





kid friendly

Waynesville, North Carolina Map

we hiked on a rainy, cloudy day. we didn't get the benefit of the views, but still enjoyed the area. I would go back again on a sunny day.

We love the views along the way as well as from the top.

Awesome views!!

Steep hike! Beautiful views.

A real ball-buster of a trail.

NOW for wildflowers! The start of this trail features a wide variety of flowers, maybe 20 or so and the creek is really running. Good rapids and falls.✌

Very easy hike on an old logging road that's a gradual slope. I hiked the first week of April after a big rain the day before and the creek was surging and so was Mouse Creek Falls. There were wildflowers everywhere! It would be great if Mouse Creek falls were marked because other less spectacular falls could be mistaken and cause hikers to stop short and miss the real falls. The only landmark is the horse tie up bar at the falls. I recommend going on past the falls to the old carriage bridge. There's a nice pool below this bridge and you can easily go down and spend time on the boulders there for a picnic or snack.