High Falls Hike

Brevard, North Carolina 28712

High Falls Hike

High Falls Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Grab two waterfalls for the price of one on this fun hike in the Pisgah National Forest. Follow the South Mills River as it descends through the mountains. First, check out the Otter Hole, a scenic swimming spot, on the wide and easy South Mills River Trail.

Next, take a side trip along the way to lesser-visited 22-foot Billy Branch Falls. The hike then joins a narrower track before reaching the 18-foot High Falls, a picturesque cataract, also with a big swimming hole."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro
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"High Falls is not high. Neither is it particularly wide, or powerful, or distinctive, or easy to access. But of all the things High Falls is not, the most important virtue is that it’s not frequently visited."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5-3 hours
Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District, 1001 Pisgah Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, (828) 877-3265, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Contacts
National Geographic #780 Pisgah Ranger District; USGS Pisgah Forest
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