Roaring Fork Falls, Burnsville

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Roaring Fork Falls, also called Roaring Creek Falls, is a waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest, in North Carolina.GeologyThe falls is located on Roaring Fork, a tributary of the South Toe River, which itself is a tributary of the French Broad River. The creek is located in a forest that's filled with rhododendron and eastern hemlock. The creek is abundant with freshwater snails.HeightThere are some disputes as to the height of the falls. Kevin Adams' book, North Carolina Waterfalls, lists the height as "about 45 ft (17 m) high". North Carolina Waterfalls lists the falls as being 100 feet (30.9 m) "long".Visiting the FallsFrom the intersection of NC 80 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, go 2.2 miles north on NC 80 and turn left on South Toe River Road. Cross the bridge and turn left. Follow the road 0.2 miles to the gate and parking area. From here, follow the trail (passing concrete bunkers formerly used to store explosives) for 0.61 mi. (1.34 km) to a side trail that will lead to the falls in 300 ft (93 m).Nearby FallsSetrock Creek FallsMitchell FallsDouglas FallsWalker FallsWhiteoak Creek FallsCrabtree Falls
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  • Nice falls to enjoys. Easy access to as well from the parking location. Only about a half a mile to the falls on a dirt road. 
  • It is a half mile hike from the parking lot to the falls. The falls are beautiful. You can walk down to the water level, but it is slippery. 
  • We concur with all of the positive comments from other reviewers. But you might benefit from out experience. We parked our car and set out on the trail under a clear blue sky and sunshine. After arriv...  read more »
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