Courthouse Falls, Pisgah Forest

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Courthouse Falls is a waterfall in Western North Carolina, located near Balsam Grove.
Courthouse Creek flows near in the Pisgah National Forest near a mountain called the Devil's Courthouse. Courthouse Creek flows through a narrow chute into a natural amphitheater of bedrock.
The falls are accessible to the general public on a trail of moderate difficulty. To reach the falls, either go down NC Highway 215 for 6.5 miles south from the Blue Ridge Parkway and turn left onto Forest Road 140 (Courthouse Creek Road). Go 3 miles down the road and park on the right just after crossing the bridge over Courthouse Creek. Follow the marked trail for.36 miles to the falls, which will be on the left.
About 1.4 miles from NC 215 on Forest Road 140, on the way to Courthouse Falls, is a 200' high waterfall on a side stream of the North Fork French Broad River.
Upper Courthouse Falls is another waterfall further upstream on Courthouse Creek. The trail is overgrown and the falls are difficult to reach.
Other falls in the region include: Chestnut FallsKiesee FallsDill FallsFrench Broad and Mill Shoals FallsBird Rock FallsEastatoe Falls
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  • Everyone seems to have discovered the waterfalls of Dupont State Recreational Forest. However, Transylvania County's lesser known falls are well worth seeking out. So, if you're a fan of Western North...  more »
  • Courthouse Falls is a really scenic 40-foot waterfall in an amphitheater setting. A big pool at the base makes a nice but cold swim hole and some people jump off the falls, though this is very dangero...  more »
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  • To bad you cant swim here. It looks so refreshing.
  • If you can find a day when no one is there.... It's a small piece of paradise........ Every day you should spend 30 minutes sitting in the woods....... Unless you are very busy.. Then you need to sit for an hour....... One love world

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