Catawba Falls

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2.1 mi
Distance
1 hrs 6 min
Time
terrain
411 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a easy out and back trail in North Carolina. It follows an old road past a former power plant and dam to a spectacular cascade. The trail officially ends at the falls. It is possible to continue steeply upstream to Upper Catawba Falls, but the Forest Service discourages this practice due tof environmental impact and because several fatalities that have occurred.

Getting Started

From I-40 Exit 73 follow Catawba River Road to the US Forest Service parking area. The trail leaves from the information kiosk.

Taking Children

This a good hike for children. Do not allow them to climb the falls.


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Steve Holbrooks 4 years ago
Catawba River to Catawba Falls, McDowell County, NC, USA
Hiked to the top of the falls. 20 minutes to the main falls
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