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Roaring Fork Falls - Pisgah National Forest, NC

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Length Difficulty Streams Views Solitude Camping
1.5 mls N/A N/A
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Elev. Gain:
1.0 hrs with 15 minutes for breaks
116 ft
Pisgah National Forest
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Park on Busick Work Center Road 35.76847, -82.19530

By Trail Contributor: Zach Robbins (Contact Zach)

If you are in the South Toe River Valley, then consider a quick detour to the beautiful Roaring Fork Falls. Located just off NC-80 this waterfall is accessed via an easy 1.5-mile hike. From NC-80 turn left onto South Toe River Road towards the Black Mountain Campground and take an immediate left on Busick Work Center Road after a bridge over Still Fork Creek. At the end of the road is a small parking area before a gated compound, the Roaring Fork Falls Trail follows a gravel road to the waterfall. This waterfall is not tall but makes up for it with a beautiful setting as the creek pours through a narrow, green chasm over many small cascades. Pictures do not do justice the steepness and power of this amazing waterfall.

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By: Morgan M. Rating: Date of Hike: Friday, April 5, 2019
An easy, flat hike to a gorgeous waterfall. Isolated - saw only footprints of one other person. Great for any age.

By: Ryan Rating: Date of Hike: Saturday, December 31, 2016
This is a great hike with very little elevation change that is good for smaller children. A good video overview of the hike can be found here:

There are also a lot of other things to see in this area. You could easily spend a while day exploring this area.

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