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

hiking
4 days ago

have been here one time and would like to go again. went with friend and two of my grandkids there was ice still in places. the waterfall is beatiful. basically an easy hike other then the length

on Sill Branch Falls

hiking
10 days ago

Short hike with an amazing reward! Getting to the falls is very easy a hike. Just make sure when you come to the split to stay on Sill Branch North that will take you directly to the waterfall. The south part of the trail follows the creek and makes for a great day hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty easy to moderate hike, follows the creek most of the way up and well kept. The back end of the trail gets steep and rocky so you gotta be cautious on the decent. I definitely plan to go back after a good rain so that there will be more water at the falls.

18 days ago

very nice hike really pretty in the winter

Pretty easy overall. I’d recommend this for anybody looking for a high payoff for a short hike.

Any skill level can do this hike. Those with knee trouble should take a sturdy walking stick as there is a steep incline/decline.

I hiked this today (9/7/18) in a rush. It only took about 20 minutes of actual walking to get there and back. I will definitely go back and take the whole family.

lil steep in a part or 2 but worth it super short trail

Good hike. Go after lots of rain so that there will be more water in the falls.

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely an easy, quick hike that can be combined with other hikes in the area.

23 days ago

steep Rocky but worth the pain the trail is by the tent camping towards the back of the tent camping area it was hard to find the trail from the recetation center

on Sill Branch Falls

23 days ago

short moderate hike

Great workout. You're climbing all the way up to the "pond". Would not recommend driving small cars up to the parking lot. The road get really rocky and is bit like off roading. There is now a sign on a tree that clearly marks the left turn you will need to make to keep following the trail. The pond, however, was almost dried up and wasn't much of a view, but it was a nice area to have a picnic. Definitely kicked my butt on the way up.

nature trips
1 month ago

The road up there was gravel and bumpy, but any car can make it. The hike itself was beautiful. Definitly wear good shoes because some spots are slick. Beautiful was tho. Make sure to take North Side trail. I'm a chunky woman and it was still easy for me:)

hiking
1 month ago

We've started taking our 6 year old son hiking and he absolutely loved this one. We used Google maps to get there and it took us right to the trail head. He loved getting in the little pools of water hiking up to the main fall. This trail is definitely kid friendly.

A really nice trail. The waterfalls at the end are excellent but the trail makes you work for it. Trail is a mix of flat walking and quite rocky. There are 4 water crossings which were manageable even with the wet summer.

This trail is PERFECT for the beginning hiker who is in average physical condition. The falls are beautiful and worth the walk!

Hadn’t hiked the falls in probably 8 years or longer, but had a blast. Took the kiddos (4 and 6) and they did very well. Trail is in good shape, creek crossings were fairly deep in places since all the rain lately in the area. The falls were beautiful, again from all the rain lately they were flowing heavy! I definitely recommend this trail for some beautiful scenery. I have hiked this trail since I was a kid and have always loved how it follows the creek up the mountain.

This trail was great. It is mostly shaded the whole way up. It was mostly on an incline till you get to the top, so some in the group had some struggles. We only saw two large waterfalls, but they was magnificent. I will definitely do this hike again.

Great trail not too hard and awesome view the entire walk but but not marked well so make sure you just keep to the right at every turn on the way up. Taking the left goes up rattlesnake Ridge and hits no water and a very like hike still a great view but much harder and no waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

Road going to trailhead is very very rough. The falls are easily accessible and very pretty. Did not go on the south (right) fork since most reviews say it goes nowhere

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are beautiful, and well-worth the short hike. However, the south branch trail doesn’t really seem to go anywhere. Also the signage directing people to the falls could be better. We had this app, but both groups we encountered on the south trail totally missed the left fork to the falls.

Good clear path with no trash on it...always good to see responsible hikers. Counted 4 water crossings that could be challenging for some to cross and stay dry. Waterfall at the end was great even though there had been a dry spell

it took me a mile to find the trail !!Hiking is not marked until you go to the back of the camp.Beautiful trail !!

This is a great enduring hike. The entire hike is generally uphill and rocky at some points. Because it had rained a lot the week we went we had to cross over 3 or 4 creek crossings which ended up soaking our shoes. Keep that in mind if it rains prior to your hike. the falls at the very end is gorgeous and was so powerful given the rain. Beautiful!!!

Excellent hike! I really had to push myself towards the end where it was steep and exhausted from the humidity. Thankfully, the vast majority of this trail is tree covered, which significantly lowers the temperature. It was a little confusing finding the trail head. There are signs for everything except the hiking. Go towards the back, away from the road. The signs for the trail will be near the camping area.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful and very fun to walk on! We walked both the North and South Sill Branch trails. The north branch of the trail(the one on the left, if you walk up the trail until it splits into two branches) is shorter and easily walkable, with only one creek crossing before you reach the falls. There are cascades on your left side and the waterfall is gorgeous. If you double back and turn to the south branch, you'll see more cascades and scenic forest views, but the trail is much more technical. There are many creek crossings and the trail continues uphill for quite a while before dead-ending at deadfall. At least, the trail as far as it is recorded on the AllTrails app did...the trail itself continues for who knows how long but it's overgrown. The last half mile or so of the trail is very steep and continues straight upward with no switchbacks or flats, so it's pretty rigorous. And we didn't find anything at the end, which was confusing? Anyway, both trails are worth doing (especially the north branch!) but if you do the south branch of the trail you may want to cut it shorter than the AllTrails app suggests.

Pretty strenuous hike. The trail is visible and lake level is low. Fun adventure hike.

hiking
3 months ago

The hike was rocky and steep a lot of the time. The waterfalls were a great bonus. The large falls at the end was thundering and multi tier. Great shorter hike. It’s a couple of miles out and then back. I’d definitely do it again.

Do not listen to the IOS directions in maps. Get on Clark’s creek rd and the trailhead will be on your left. Chigger branch and Buckeye Falls is down past that

Quick hike yet beautiful. Have been twice, once with show on the ground and today after 13 days of rain.... hasn’t disappointed me yet.

on Sill Branch Falls

3 months ago

Great little hike. Pretty steep climb once you pass the creek, but totally worth it. My 3 toddlers under 5 years old walk it with no problem. The waterfall is beautiful!!

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