Hike to Catawba Falls

Catawba Falls Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Justin Costner

100 foot waterfall. 3 mile roundtrip out-and-back hike. Elevation gain 465 feet. Possible camping at Catawba Falls Campground.

This quick and relatively easy hike is located close to Asheville, NC. If you're looking to have the trail to yourself, it can be a little tough. It's best to get there as early as possible or on a weekday if you can swing it.

As you head out on the trail, the elevation gain is very gradual, but does increase as you get further in. Once you get to the lower falls, check to see if the trail to the upper falls is open. It's a little trickier of a hike to get to the upper falls, which is steeper and rockier, so use your best judgement.

If you want to make this adventure a little longer, there are private campsites available at Catawba Falls Campground.

If you went for a quick day hike, swing by Pisgah Brewing Co for a cold one. On occasion, they also have food trucks parked outside.

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Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall

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Kate Heid

almost 4 years ago

Great 3-mile hike with easy parking

We did this with two dogs and two babies. There is a stream crossing, but it's do-able for the whole family. The waterfalls are spectacular and there is plenty of creek splashing opportunities. Enjoy!

Great Short Hike

Beautiful falls. Great short hike. Not overly strenuous but still a good little workout.

Get Your Feet Wet

A pretty easy hike with a few river crossings. Would have been wise to wear my sandals though!