Waterfalls in the NC Smokies

Big Laurel Falls

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

Bridal Veil Falls

Visible from US 64, this waterfall drops 120 feet.

Cullasaja Falls

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

Dry Falls

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

Glen Falls

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

Indian 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.

Juney Whank Falls

Just .25 mile downstream from Indian Creek Falls.

Mingo Falls

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

Mouse Creek Falls

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

Rufus Morgan Falls

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

Sassafras Falls

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

Silver Run Falls

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

Soco Falls

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

Tom Branch Falls

Just 0.25-quarter mile from Deep Creek Campground.

Waterfall 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.

Waterfall on Townhouse Branch

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

Whitewater 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.

Yellow 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.