Elk River Falls Trail

Elk Park, North Carolina 28622

Elk River Falls Trail

Elk River Falls Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This short waterfall hike is tucked into an isolated tract of Pisgah National Forest near Tennessee. Area trailheads have had vehicle break-ins, so don’t leave anything of value in your car.

This yellow-blazed trail is a popular 0.5-mile round-trip saunter after church on Sunday for local families. The parking lot is lined with grills and picnic tables (no camping), and a scenic, fishable river flows by."

Elk River Falls Trail Reviews

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If you're looking for a spectacular waterfall, this is a very good one. The falls themselves are beautiful. But for hiking, there's not much here. The trail from the parking area is not very long, maybe a quarter of a mile. It's a lovely area, and the stream above the falls is a good place to cool off on a hot summer day. You're almost always going to find people around, so if seclusion is your goal, this is not the place to find it. But this site is worth the trip to see. It's one of my favorite spots.

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Trail Information

Elk Park
Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill 28754; (828) 689-9694; e-mail: appalachianrd@fs.fed.us
Local Contacts
USGS Elk Park
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018