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My wife and I walked the easy trail to eventually arrive at a smaller waterfall half way up the trail. We continued on enjoying every step of the way. And there it is! The Catawba Falls in all its glory. It was mesmerizing! There is...More
About 1.25 mi each way, this trail is on a somewhat rocky but even path. There's one significant water crossing that older people or strollers etc. might have a bit of trouble managing. Otherwise it's a really pretty forested walk with lots of photo ops...More
A lot are saying it’s an easy hike and a gradual grade but there are parts that are very rocky and need care in traversing. Once at the falls, there’s not a lot of room to maneuver, especially if it’s busy, but it’s an absolutely...More
About a 2 mile round trip, and an easy walk to a beautiful waterfall along the river, with lots of mini waterfalls along the way. A bridge or two along the path and the trail is long and wide. Perfect place for a stroll and...More
A reasonable hike for anyone able-bodies. Those with difficulty walking or requiring assistive devices should not do this hike. Surprisingly good catch and release wild trout throughout. Really enjoyed the hike, the view, and the fishing.
As we are staying in Chesire, we saw that Catawba Falls was only a couple of I-40 exits away and we decided to drive up and give it a go.
Getting there off I-40 is a little funky, you have to pay immediate attention to...More
This hike was about 3 miles round trip and we completed it in a little over an hour with some time at the top of the falls to hang out, take it all in, get some pictures and do some people watching. We hiked in....More
I'll be traveling to Asheville in early May. I'm hoping to hit three trails while there, probably on weekday mornings/early afternoons: Catawba Falls, Craggy Pinnacle, Mount Pisgah. From the descriptions I've read, they all sound like fairly popular trails that would probably have other hikers on them. However, as a female hiking alone, should I still plan to take the usual safety precautions (pepper spray, safety whistle)? Also, if anyone knows, do any of these trails truly require a...More
April 23, 2018|
I think you will see many people on Craggy, its the shortest and has the best view for the least amount of hiking. It is probably busy any time there is nice weather. Pisgah is a longer, more strenuous hike, but I have always seen several people there (though I have not been on a weekday morning). But I don't think you should have any issue hiking by yourself. I haven't been to Catawba Falls so can't speak to that. I think pepper spray is always a good idea when hiking by yourself or even...More
Catawba Falls Trail closed Oct 24-28, 2016 (1 Replies)
FYI, we hiked Catawba Falls this weekend and there was a sign that it would be closed M-F Oct 24-28, 2016. I don't know if they're rerouting the trail or adding to it but there were new areas cleared and several bridges stacked up near the entrance ready to go in. There's not much water flowing anyway but it was still a nice hike.
October 23, 2016|
They have been working on adding access to the upper falls - probably related to that. The original "trail" (if you can call it that) was very steep and dangerous, and even required some hand-over-hand climbing. -JimG
Asheville 4 day Itinerary - Feedback Please!!! :) (6 Replies)
Apologizing up front for length but we travel a lot and have wonderful trips and I attribute it all to the helpful feedback and information I get from TripAdvisor and the people that read the forums and provide responses. You help fine-tune the details and that is what makes for successful vacations. Here goes: Thursday Day 1: Drive from home to Boone, NC - 1 stop at Furnitureland South in Lexington Friday Day 2: AM: Blowing Rock - 1 hour Grandfather Mtn - 1 hour Linville...More
March 07, 2018|
My advice on Hot Springs is to make reservations. We did not and could not use the springs or even get a massage as they were totally booked for a wedding. Not sure about going in the evening as its a winding mountain road to get there but you may be more experienced at mountain driving than we are, I just would not want to drive it in the dark. I would do that on an afternoon. Its about all thats in the town unless you want to drive further and visit Bush Bean and Dandridge while over that...More