Elk River Falls, Elk Park

4.4
#102 of 226 in Outdoors in North Carolina Mountains
Must see · Outdoor Activity
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  • But be prepared for a bit of a scramble over/around boulders/trees. The sign says it was .5 miles but I feel like that was round-trip. We never found a way to make it to the very bottom of the system....  more »
  • Short easy hike to the falls, but can be slippery. Off the beaten path so to speak and parking is limited. Scenic location and probably spectacular during the fall.  more »
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  • Most beautiful waterfall! It is a short hike to the falls, but amazing. First the trail will take you to the upper falls, then it continues to the base of the falls. Swimming is a great option but DO NOT JUMP HERE. Great photo opportunities and could spend many hours at this location.
  • Great watering hole where you can cool off on a hot day. Lots of rocks and roots to climb. Trail to main falls is short (.45mile round trip), but steep. There is a moderately calm pool near the parking turn around loop. Parking is tight. There is a 2 mile nice paved road that turn to rock surface as you approach the park.

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