Catawba Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The trail to Catawba Falls has been open to the public since 2010, and it grows more popular by the day! The gradual 1.5-mile track travels upstream along the headwaters of the Catawba River. The path takes you past several ruins before approaching an old dam. Past the dam, the hike becomes more rugged. Large roots, streams, and boulders complicate the trail, but after a little bit of fancy footwork, you will be rewarded upon reaching the base of the dramatic Catawba Falls.
Leave the sizable trailhead parking area on a gravel track that soon gives way to natural-surface trail. After 0.3 mile the trail crosses over the Catawba River again. There are several large rocks placed in the water that, in normal conditions, will allow you to cross with dry feet. However, be wary of slick rocks and be prepared to ford the river after recent precipitation."