Soco Falls, Maggie Valley

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  • Soco Falls is a great place to stop on 19 while heading to Maggie Valley. There is parking right on the side of the road. I visited in the spring, so cannot tell you what this is like during the winte...  more »
  • Soco Falls is a gorgeous double waterfall in the Smokey Mountains and is directly off the road with a parking access. The falls are incredible and there is a big wow-factor here. In the spring I imagi...  more »
  • We made a quick stop at Soco falls, which is located between Maggie Valley and Cherokee. We were coming from Maggie Valley and didn't see a sign, but my husband was able to put the location into Googl...  more »
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  • This place is hard to find because there was no signs. Easy to miss... There's a small landing off the highway maybe first 3-4 cars. The first part is easy and has a wooden platform with rails. Great views of the falls. If you're more adventuress them you can go down to the base with the help of some ropes. It's wet and slippery but it so worth it. We even found another path to the left that got you to the base so you can feel the water and step into it.
  • i was lucky it rain the night before and a little that morning and stop about 10 minutes after i got there. which i was glad because the falls was strong. very hard to find. not a lot of signs so pull out your cell phone and find it on google map and drive to the spot. don't read or listen to the direction on the gps just look at the arrow and follow it. when you get close traffic will be moving but don't blink you pass the small parking lot. this double falls is worth the trouble. its less than a 5 minute walk. i would think during the summer this is a hot spot so get the very early if you want to get a parking spot. bring a good camera because this double falls makes nice photos
  • Really cool hidden gem off the highway. Worth taking the time to see, especially if you're passing by. Theres a nice observation deck at the end of the short trail that provides a good look at the falls. I would not recommend trying to get down to the base if you have any sort of physical ailment or trouble walking, as the path to do so is muddy and steep.
  • The falls are nice but to get to them is just a very small pull off in a curve. If you pull in straight you help make room for others but you now have to back out in the road. This allows about five to six cars to fit in safely. If you park sideways, four cars; and in this scenario you could easily get blocked in. There is a very short hike to the deck that over looks it. This portion is considerably safe for kids, but if you try to use the ropes to get to the falls do not take kids. Furthermore, you need to be healthy and agile; one time a while back, a deceased person was found at the base of the falls and they believed the person had a heart attack or heart failure while trying to get out. The falls are very nice, interesting and are worth the stop. We were raised up the street and have been going to them before people knew they were there. Go in spring and you might smell Dog Waddle a plant that smells like dog poo, it is not actual animal poo. In this, I would not recommend bringing your pets to the base, only the deck as well, if you are willing to keep clean and pick up after yourself and your four legged friends since it is a walking area. Enjoy but be careful and respectful of the parking and the reservation.
  • Beautiful part of Western North Carolina. Be very careful if you choose to walk to the base of the falls; it can be extremely slippery (we visited during December). There are ropes that you can hold on to to assist you. There is a platform to take pictures. Parking is just a side bar in a curve on the mountain (no signs or marked spaces). I suggest you pass the parking on the left, turn around so parking is on your right. This makes it much easier to drive off when you're done visiting the falls. We got great pictures, met people from all over, and made great family memories!
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