"Land of Waterfalls"
County is known as "The Land of Waterfalls" because of the
abundance of falls in the area. There are over 200 falls in the county.
Most of the falls can be viewed from Highways US 64, US 276 and NC 281.
Some of the falls found in the county include: Connestee, Rainbow,
Turtleback, Looking Glass, Courthouse, Slippery Witch,
Sliding Rock, Dry, Twin and Toxaway Falls.
Wherever you decide to go
in Western North Carolina...
Our waterfalls will fascinate and mesmerize.
The US Forest Service Rangers offer these suggestions
when visiting waterfalls:
DO NOT walk in the river above any waterfall.
STAY on marked trails and off unauthorized paths.
away from a fall's spray area.
WATCH children and keep them under close supervision.
NEVER climb on rocks anywhere around waterfalls.
hope that you enjoy the waterfall slide show below.
Special thanks to Rich Stevenson for the photographs used in the slideshow below.
For more great photographs on North Carolina Waterfalls visit
Waterfall Hiking in North Carolina, which can be found at