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Waterfalls in the NC Smokies

1Big Laurel Falls

An easy .5 mile trail brings you to this 30-foot cascading waterfall that tumbles into a small, placid pool.

2Bridal Veil Falls

Visible from US 64, this waterfall drops 120 feet.

3Cullasaja Falls

Visible from 64, this 250-foot waterfall is accessible by a .5-mile steep trail.

4Dry Falls

3.5 Miles west of Highlands, a paved walkway takes you to and through the 75-foot falls.

5Glen Falls

A one-mile steep, rough trail brings you to three falls, each dropping about 60 feet.

6Indian Creek Falls

An easy one-mile hike from Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park brings you to this gorgeous 60-foot waterfall.

7Juney Whank Falls

Just .25 mile downstream from Indian Creek Falls.

8Mingo Falls

This 200-foot scenic waterfall is a five-minute walk from the Mingo Falls Campground on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

9Mouse Creek Falls

This 200-foot scenic waterfall is a five minute walk from the Mingo Falls Campground on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

10Rufus Morgan Falls

It’s just a short walk to these near-vertical 65-foot falls near Wayah Bald.

11Sassafras Falls

Follow a 3.5-mile trail to wide, steep, multiple falls that are about 45 feet high.

12Silver Run Falls

A combination free-fall and near-vertical slide about 40 feet high.

13Soco Falls

Just north of Cherokee, this waterfall runs down the slope of Soco Bald.

14Tom Branch Falls

Just 0.25-quarter mile from Deep Creek Campground.

15Waterfall on Tellico River

0.5-mile trail to two large cascading waterfalls, separated by a short run, with an overall height of about 45 feet.

16Waterfall on Townhouse Branch

This 30-foot waterfall starts with a steep cascade into a 5-foot freefall, one-mile trail to falls.

17Whitewater Falls

At 411 feet, this is the highest waterfall in the Eastern U.S. From U.S. 64 to Sapphire, turn onto N.C. 281. Entrance is in about 8 miles.

18Yellow Creek Falls

Travel U.S. 129 North of Robbinsville. Go two miles past the Yellow Creek Road intersection and the parking area and trailhead/sign will be on the right. Walk 0.33 miles to falls.