Elk River Falls, Elk Park

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  • We had the BEST time at the Falls! Our family (me, my husband, 2 teens, and 3 dogs) had a blast climbing on the rocks, viewing the waterfall (from above and below), swimming, relaxing in the small... 
    We had the BEST time at the Falls! Our family (me, my husband, 2 teens, and 3 dogs) had a blast climbing on the rocks, viewing the waterfall (from above and below), swimming, relaxing in the small...  more »
  • I would make a special trip for this one. It's one of the best things to see and swim at in western NC. Very short walk from the parking area (the drive from the main road takes longer). Once you.....  more
    I would make a special trip for this one. It's one of the best things to see and swim at in western NC. Very short walk from the parking area (the drive from the main road takes longer). Once you.....  more »
  • Simply beautiful falls. The hike to the falls is easy very short from the parking area. The falls are very impressive. This is a hidden gem! 
    Simply beautiful falls. The hike to the falls is easy very short from the parking area. The falls are very impressive. This is a hidden gem!  more »
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  • Beautiful spot! Though the walk is short, don't be fooled. It is a dirt path with lots of roots and rocks, and is only more difficult if it rained. When entering the falls, you walk on a huge rock so make sure you wear good shoes. Be careful and have fun! It was a stunning view and a picturesque spot.
  • 😍 STUNNING. Absolutely recommend. Short trail, lots of roots and rocks so mind your footing. A hike the whole family can enjoy. Huge swimming home. Awesome river 5* all the way
  • Very nice waterfall after a short but medium difficulty hike. There is a lot of steep drops and dangerous areas near the top of the falls so if you take kids keep a close eye and hand on them in the more dangerous areas. Our girls loved playing on the sand bar beyond the base of the falls. The sand bar was relatively safe so we let them play on it for awhile and they had a blast.
  • Elk river falls is a easy beautiful waterfall to get to. It was only maybe 0.2 miles to get to the top of the falls and a little less than that to get to the bottom. There a small bit of elevation gain at the beginning with a staircase but flattens out after that. If you go to the bottom there's maybe an additional 50 ft elevation gain. Very beautiful waterfall with almost no work and the whole family can enjoy it. We took our 7 week old in a car seat and it was very manageable. The drive out was easy as well with a limited gravel portion at the end. We went on a Sunday afternoon and parking was limited.
  • Short and easy hike with a beautiful waterfall view. The water was cold at first but then felt really good. Great hiking place to go alone or with friends/family!

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