Second Falls (Yellowstone Prong)

North Carolina Waterfalls


For a waterfall nut like me, my current home in Western North Carolina is paradise.  There's no firm count on how many waterfalls lie within my home state but it almost certainly numbers in the thousands.  Transylvania County, for example, is home to 200+ cascades all on its own!   It may surprise you to discover what a water-wonderland North Carolina is...


CLICK HERE for a Google map of the waterfalls included in these albums...



North Carolina Waterfalls (by County)


Current Count:  350

Avery County (14)


Bard Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Buck Timber Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cascade on Little Wilson Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Elk Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Gragg Prong Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Gragg Prong Falls (Middle)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Gragg Prong Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hunt-Fish Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Lost Cove Creek Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Lost Cove Creek Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

North Harper Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

South Harper Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Wilson Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall Park Waterfalls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Buncombe County (5)


Douglas Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glassmine Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Laurel Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Reems Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Walker Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Burke County (9)


Burnthouse Branch Falls  (PIC /VIDREPORT)

Duggars Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

High Shoals Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Linville Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

McGalliard Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Secret Wall (Still) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Steels Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Upper Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Yellow Fork Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Caldwell County (5)


Dixon Creek Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Harper Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Silvervale Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Thorp's Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Tributary of Anthony Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Cherokee County (1)


North Shoal Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Clay County (1)


Leatherwood Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Durham County (2)


Waterfall at Spruce Pine Lodge (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall at Spruce Pine Lodge (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Graham County (9)


Big Falls (Snowbird Creek)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cascades on Yellow Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cold Branch, Waterfall on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cold Branch Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cold Branch Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Middle Falls (Snowbird Creek)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sassafras Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Violet Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Yellow Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Halifax County (1)


Great Falls of the Roanoke  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Haywood County (23)


Bubbling Spring Branch Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bubbling Spring Branch Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bubbling Spring Branch Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Buckeye Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Flat Laurel Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Beartrap Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Bird Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Fall Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Wildcat Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Middle Prong Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Midnight Hole Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Mouse Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sam Branch Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Second Falls (Yellowstone Prong)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Skinny Dip Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sunburst Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Upper Falls (Yellowstone Prong)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wash Hollow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall in Bullpen Cove  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Greasy Cove Prong  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wildcat Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Yellowstone Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Yellowstone Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Henderson County (5)


Case Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Bearwallow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Lower Waterfall on Hungry River  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Turley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Upper Waterfall on Hungry River  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Jackson County (48)


55 MPH Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Balsam Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Balsam Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bedrock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Big Ledge Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Charley's Bridge Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Dill Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Dill Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Dryland Laurel Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Entrance Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Exit Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Flat Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Frolictown Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Grandma's Kitchen Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Grandma's Pantry Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Granny Burrell Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Greenland Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

High (Cullowhee) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Lauren Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Lower Abs Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Mac's Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Merge Lane Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Moses Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Nellie's Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Paradise Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Patricia Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pothole Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Potholes (Bull Pen) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Riding Ford Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rough Butt Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Schoolhouse Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Scotsman Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Scotsman Creek Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sculpted Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Silver Run Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Silver Run Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sleepy Hollow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sol's Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sol's Creek Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sugar Creek Falls (Lower)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sugar Creek Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Terrace Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Upper Abs Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Cullowhee Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Slickens Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Wolf Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Whitewater Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wilderness Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Woodfin Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Macon County (32)


Berties Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Big Laurel Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bridal Veil Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Brooks Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Burningtown Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Camp Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Camp Branch Falls (Wayah area)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Camp Branch Falls, Upper (Wayah area)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cascade on Nantahala River  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cullasaja Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Dry Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Factory Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glen Falls (Middle)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glen Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Jagged Rock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Kalakaleskies Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Katies Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Middle Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Middle Creek Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Mooney Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Picklesimer Rock House Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Quarry Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Queens Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Ranger Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rufus Morgan Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Scadin Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Secret Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

The Cascades on Nantahala River  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Brooks Creek Tributary  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Skitty Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Whiteoak Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Whiteoak Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Madison County (2)


Trillium Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

West Prong Hickey Fork Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


McDowell County (4)


Catawba Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Catawba Falls (Upper)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

English Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Tom's Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Nash County (2)


Great Falls of the Tar (Little Falls)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Great Falls of the Tar (Upper Falls)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Northampton County (1)


Great Falls of the Roanoke  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Polk County (18)


Big Bradley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bradley Cooper Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cavern Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Colt Creek Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Creekside Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Emily Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Fishtop Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Little Bradley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Marilou Bradley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Melrose Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Milton Bradley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pearson's Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pulliam Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Shunkawauken Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sillers Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Stairstep Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Cove Creek (Polk County)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Pearson Falls Road  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Rutherford County (1)


Hickory Nut Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Swain County (16)


Cliff Branch Falls  (PIC /VID/ REPORT)

Enloe Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Indian Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Juney Whank Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Mingo Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Nantahala Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rattlesnake Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Soco Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Tom Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Townhouse Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Twentymile Creek Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Upper Mingo Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Blacksnake Branch  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Grassy Branch  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Washington Creek  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wesser Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Transylvania County (131)


55 MPH Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Arrowhead Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Auger Fork Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Auger Hole Trail, Cascade by  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Aunt Sally's Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Avery Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Avery Creek Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Barnett Branch Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Barnett Branch Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bear Canyon Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bear Canyon Falls, Cascade above  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bearwallow Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bearwallow Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bedrock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Big Falls (Thompson River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Big Bearwallow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Big Ledge Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Billy Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Birdrock (Cathedral) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bluff Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bluff Falls, Cascade above  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Boxcar Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Bridal Veil Falls (Little River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Caney Bottom Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cannon Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cathey's Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cedar Rock Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cedar Rock Creek Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Chestnut Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Chub Line Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Chute Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Clawhammer Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Connestee Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Courthouse Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Courthouse Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cove Creek, Cascade on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cove Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

D.E.W. Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Diamond Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Discovery Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Dismal Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Drift Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Eastatoe Falls  ***CLOSED AS OF 2019***  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

East Fork Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Entrance Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Exit Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

French Broad Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Frozen Creek Shoals Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Gemini Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glencannon Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Grassy Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Grassy Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Graveley Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Grogan Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hickory Flat Creek, Cascades on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hidden Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

High Falls (Little River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

High Falls (South Fork Mills River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

High Falls (Thompson River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hilliard (Bearcamp) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hooker Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hornet Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Indian Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Indian Camp Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Indian Ford Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

John's Jump Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Key Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Kiesee Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Kiesee Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Lemon Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Line Runner Ridge Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Logging Road Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Log Hollow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Log Hollow Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Long Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Looking Glass Creek (#1), Waterfall on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Looking Glass Creek (#2), Waterfall on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Looking Glass Creek (#3), Waterfall on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Looking Glass Creek (#4), Waterfall on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Looking Glass Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Maple Spring Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

McCall Mill Shoals Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Merge Lane Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Merry Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Mill Shoals Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Moore Cove Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Moore Cove, Waterfall in   (PIC /VID / REPORT)

North Fork French Broad River, Cascades on  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Paw Paw Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pigeon Branch Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pounding Mill Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rainbow Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Red Rock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Reece Place Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Renzulli Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rhapsodie Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rockhouse Creek Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rockhouse Creek Falls, Middle  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Rockhouse Creek Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sculpted Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Shoal Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Shower Bath Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Shuck Ridge Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sidepocket Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sky Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Slate Rock Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Slick Rock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Slick Rock Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Sliding Rock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Split Rock Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Stairway Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Still House Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Ted's Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Ted's Falls, Cascade above  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Tom's Spring (Daniel Ridge) Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Tom's Spring Falls, Upper  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Toxaway Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Trailside Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Triple Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Turtleback Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Twin Falls (Henry Branch Section)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Twin Falls (Tributary Section)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Twin Falls Trail, Waterfall along  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

White Owl Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Whitewater Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Williamson Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Windy Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wintergreen Falls (Little River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wintergreen Falls (Toxaway River)  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Wake County (1)


Waterfall on Little River  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Warren County (1)


Panacea Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Watauga County (8)


Craborchard Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glen Burney Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Glen Marie Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Hebron Colony Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Laurel Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Pond Creek Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

The Cascades  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Waterfall on Boone Fork  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Wilkes County (6)


Amadehy Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Carter Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Carter Falls, Lower  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Cascades, The  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Moravian Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)

Stone Mountain Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Yadkin County (1)


North Deep Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)


Yancey County (4)


Crabtree Falls  (PIC /VID /REPORT)

Roaring Fork Falls  (PIC /VID /REPORT)

Setrock Creek Falls  (PIC /VID /REPORT)

Whiteoak Creek Falls  (PIC /VID / REPORT)