Trail

Catawba Falls

Old Fort, NC
Length: 2.10 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Blue Ridge Mountains have some of the best Fall colors in the US. This waterfall hike, located in the Pisgah National Forest just east of Asheville, follows the cascading Catawba River along a mossy trail laden with hues of red, yellow and orange.

 

Submitted by Joe Linehan

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 305 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, and Waterfall

Do not climb on slick rocks and in close vicinity of the falls (upper and lower)!

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

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Getting There

From Asheville, go east on 40-E. Exit 73 and turn right on Catawba River Rd. Continue for 3 miles to parking lot.