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Soco Falls, Maggie Valley

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  • Along with Dry Falls, this was our other favorite falls in the area. Short hike to the observation deck. If you are feeling adventurous, you can make your way down to the base where the two falls meet...  more »
  • We visited with my family and nephews (10 and 13). I would not recommend flip flops, definitely some type of sneakers or water shoes. It was absolutely beautiful, but be careful. Someone slipped and f...  more »
  • Our friend brought us here for the kids to see the falls. They had a blast playing in the (cold) water. It's absolutely beautiful. If you aren't so steady on your feet I'm not sure if you should adven...  more »
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  • Can be hard at times to find a parking spot...but usually people don't stay long and you shouldn't have to wait long even if it's full. Pretty falls. Being so close to the road it's a must see! I wouldn't drive an hour to see it...but if you're travelling through already definitely. If you're physically challenged this may not be the falls for you. It's not a far walk but it is steep.
  • What a cool experience. The pull off to view the falls looks like nothing for than a scenic overlook but there is a rocky path the leads to a wooden lookout. If your feeling adventurous, there is a rope that you can use to descend the hill. WARNING: the path to descend is extremely slippery due to the waterfall mist. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes and don't attempt if you cannot pull your own weight with your hands and arms.
  • We drove about one hour from Asheville just to check out the falls and it was worth it. There wasn't a sign or anything indicating where to stop but fortunately the Google Map location was spot on, just be sure to download offline map data before you leave as we didn't get service out here. As others have noted, you can gaze from the observation deck at the top but if you are willing to get a bit dirty you can use the rope to help you descend to the bottom -- it's not a steep vertical drop, it's just a bit slippery so the rope helps but you will get a bit dirty. It is worth it to sit at the bottom and feel the energy of this natural beauty. The mist created a rainbow between the two falls. We spent about 40 minutes just taking it in and then drove back.
  • Really cool experience although getting to it is a bit of a challenge. There is limited signs for exactly where the falls are located and you have to pull off the road quick into a small pull off to avoid being run off. A steep path will lead you to an overlook which has awesome views but if you're up for a challenge, there are ropes to help you down to the bottom of the falls and back up again. Totally worth the stop, so beautiful.
  • Loved the pristine water falls, but just be careful about the climb down to the falls. Once you reach there it is a beautiful sight, and you can be there for hours. Though people usually stay for 15 to 30 mins. We stayed longer as I was trying for an HDR picture and was waiting for the people to clear off...and the result was great. I would come here again if we are coming this side...

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