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Next falls up past Laurel Falls

If you make it toLaurel Falls it's a couple more miles to Mooney Falls. Nice set of upper and lower... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2016
Mark E
Just past Laurel Falls

3/4 miles up the road from the Laurel Falls Trail. Small falls less than a 1/4 mile hike from the... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
James H
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Nov 15, 2017
“Beautiful waterfall views but Phone GPS lies with directions”
Sep 8, 2017
“Do not go on a rainy day”
National Forest Rd,, Franklin, NC
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike with our toddler (had to piggy back ride him for parts of the hike) and in laws! Stunning waterfalls! Many other hikes and waterfalls on the way to Mooney Falls. My only complaint is, do NOT expect your phone GPS to take you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

My daughter wanted to see this fall so bad beacuse it is the name of her bible coach. We did not know going to this would be so bad. Its a beautiful fall no doubt but getting to it was scary. It had rained all...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Crystal R
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Mooney Falls is a nice waterfall in two sections and is a very easy hike. It's about 3/4 mile past the trailhead for Big Laurel Falls on FR-67 and there is a sign at the trailhead. It's just a pull-off on the side of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed November 7, 2016

If you make it toLaurel Falls it's a couple more miles to Mooney Falls. Nice set of upper and lower falls although not very big. It's an esay walk and there were several families there with small children. Again parking is a bit tight

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mark E
Reviewed July 30, 2016

3/4 miles up the road from the Laurel Falls Trail. Small falls less than a 1/4 mile hike from the dirt road along some switchback trails. It is worth a visit since you re so close from Laurel Falls.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank James H
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Falls are right along the roadway but not visible from the road. No longer marked by the Forest Service. Short steep trail from road if you can find the trail head. Easy walk from Big Laurel Falls trail head

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Mary G
Reviewed June 17, 2016

This takes a little time, but is worth the effort. it is a single lane gravel road with turnouts. The trail itself is very manageable for most ages, but is slick and steep in places.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Todd J
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We found it! Cute little trail walking down to the falls. The falls were kind of fast, but it was raining when we went, but it was nice. The trees on the trail were huge.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Steffy S
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Easy access on Forest Service Road near the Standing Indian Campground. Trailhead is clearly marked on the road. An easy in and out hike to view the falls takes about 30-40 minutes.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Mooney Falls, on it's own, wouldn't be a place to ride to for a day or half day trip, but combined with Big Laurel Falls trail, which is less than a mile away, Mooney Falls is a nice spot to visit and easy to get...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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