a) McGalliard Falls, Park & Grist Mill Located approx. one & one quarter mile due north of downtown Valdese at 1400 Falls Road NW, Valdese, NC, 28690.
b) South Mountain State Park boasts elevations up to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, and nearly 50 miles of trail for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. The park is located at 3001 South Mountain Park Ave. Connelly Springs, NC 28612, approx 30 minutes South East of downtown Morganton.
1. Linville Falls You'll find it located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 316.4. After an easy four-mile hike, you can see five different lookouts and five unique views of the beautiful Linville Falls.
2. Crabtree Falls in North Carolina is spectacularly beautiful and not too far from Linville. You'll find it at milepost 339.5 off the Blue Ridge Parkway. A brisk, 3-mile hike takes you down to the well-worth-it view.
3. Looking Glass Falls: Located near Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest - Looking Glass Falls is the perfect place to take a cool dip or even sit on the rocks and marvel at the beauty. You'll find it off U.S. 276 along the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. You can see it right from the road, making it one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in North Carolina
4. Moore Cove Falls: The gentle fall makes it the perfect 'walk-behind waterfall.' It's located right by Looking Glass and accessed from a small parking area VIA Stone Bridge off U.S 276. It's only a mile from Looking Glass. There are no signs - but there is an information board near the parking lot to lead you to this hidden gem.
5. Cove Cove Falls: Nestled away amidst rocks and greenery you'll find the beautiful Cove Creek Falls. A real two-in-one is that it's only a short hike from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Perfect for the kiddos and adults too.
6. Sliding Rock: Just a few miles away, your next stop guarantees a real rush of adrenaline! Enter the awesome Sliding Rock, one of the best natural waterslides in North Carolina. It's the perfect mountain waterfall to slip down and feel the rush of cool mountain water. You'll find it off U.S. 276 just past Cove Creek Falls. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
7. Dry Falls: Seeing that you'll certainly be soaked after Sliding Rock...it's time for an amazing view without the splish or splash. Dry Falls is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall in North Carolina you can walk right underneath! Perfect for a moment to relax and take in the beauty of everything that surrounds you. You'll find the majestic 80-ft. fall off US 64/28 W in Highlands.
8. Whitewater Falls: Last but not certainly least is the jaw-dropping Whitewater Falls. Falling at 811 ft., Whitewater Falls is the tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The upper portion falls in North Carolina while the lower portion falls in South Carolina. To access an amazing view of the Upper Falls, take a short 1/4-mile hike from the walkway to the paved overlook. It's like something simply majestic, the power of the falls is mesmerizing! A great way to end the day after an adventurous waterfalls road trip!
Note: There Are Other waterfalls In The Area: for more information about area waterfalls, visit OnlyInOurState.com