While those old song lyrics say, ‘don’t go chasing waterfalls,’ in North Carolina, it’s best to ignore this bit of advice and DO go chasing waterfalls. North Carolina has no shortage of waterfalls and amazing hikes to go along with them, ranging from falls that reach hundreds of feet to mild and temperate cascades with gentle swimming holes.
1. Linville Falls
Just recently we covered the beautiful Linville Falls and the two popular hiking options; one taking you to the base of the fall and the other to Erwin’s View. While both hikes total four miles together, the most popular option is hiking the Erwin’s View Trail just 1.6-miles from the Visitor’s Center to the most-photographed perspective of the eighty foot Linville Falls.