Waterfalls of Transylvania County
January 16, 2014 | Eric Crews
Pisgah has so many waterfalls that many of them are not on the typical maps that you find out there. We are working hard to get them all on to this site so keep coming back to see what we’ve added. As your driving up 276 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway, roll down your windows to hear the sound of rushing water. The park service has done a fantastic job of providing ‘pull offs’ along the road. These pull offs are not all for waterfalls, but many of them have beautiful views of the water cascading over the rocks. You may have to scramble down the embankments to get a better view.
Looking Glass Falls is likely the most photographed waterfall in western North Carolina, if not the east coast. The wide vertical drop is visible from the road making it must see for anyone visiting the area. There are several good viewing areas; one from the road, one at the middle of the stairs, and numerous at the base of the falls. When traveling with kids, try to get them out on the rocks in front of the fall so they can marvel at the wind the rushing water creates. Directions: 9 miles into Pisgah National Forest on 276. The pull off is well marked and on the river side of the road. Trail Characteristics: paved sidewalk and stairs. Fun river rock climbing at the bottom of the stairs.