Waterfalls Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee are in the prime location – foothills of the mountains. This allows not only lake living but a short drive to be in the mountains of North Carolina!
A prime feature of said mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Along this road, you will encounter sweeping views and treasured waterfalls. Of course, some of the waterfalls require a short hike but no matter how far you want to go, there is a waterfall waiting for you to discover!
Possibly the most photographed waterfall in North Carolina is Linville Falls at milepost 316 of the parkway. It only requires a moderate hike of 1.6 miles (round-trip) and has four overlooks. If you would like to view at further areas, you can add the 1.5 mile hike for additional vantage points.
In an area known as Little Switzerland, milepost 334, you will come to a gentle 2 mile hiking trail that leads you to Grassy Creek Falls. This is a stunning collection of cascades, not to be confused with the Grassy Creek Falls of DuPoint State Forest that is.
For Dill Falls, you will exit at milepost 423.3 onto North Carolina Highway 215 for 4.6 miles to Dill Falls. This easy 1 mile round-trip hike offers two waterfalls in truth – Upper and Lower Dill Falls. You view these falls by taking a forest service road in the Nantahala National Forest.
Soco Falls, which is a rare twin waterfall, can be reached from milepost 455.7 and then go one mile on U.S. Highway 19, near Cherokee and Maggie Valley. There are few signs so be sure you don’t miss this one! The observation deck is just a short walk from the parking area but you can hike down to the base of the falls if using caution.
There are many, many more waterfalls to explore as this is just a sampling but we hope you enjoy your adventures along the Blue Ridge Parkway!

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