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8 Stunning Waterfalls of North Carolina

Seema Nehete Aug 13, 2019
A number of waterfalls are found in North Carolina, each one offering a different experience. Some you can swim in, some to simply admire while a few might need a bit of hiking.

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Rainbow Falls

It's a 150-foot majestic waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls is on the river with the same name and is the highest waterfall on the east of the Rocky Mountains.

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Soco Falls

Soco Falls is a wonderful double waterfall located between Maggie Valley and Cherokee. There are smaller waterfalls above and below the main falls.

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Crabtree Falls

It’s a 70 ft. waterfall on a Big Crabtree Creek.

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Wooden bridges and colorful flowers according to the season can be seen at the foot of the falls.

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Looking Glass Falls

One of the most easily accessible roadside waterfalls.

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The name Looking Glass is because of the Looking Glass Rock where water freezes along its sides in winter and shines in the sunlight like a mirror or a looking glass.

Mingo Falls

This waterfall is located on the Mingo creek in the proximity of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the east entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's also known as Big Bear Falls.

Bridal Veil Falls

It is the only waterfall in North Carolina where you can walk behind the waterfall. The volume of the waterfall is less unless its raining heavily.

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Linville Falls

It is a three-tiered waterfall in NC with a picture perfect scenic surroundings.