Triple Falls

Height: 125 feet
Trail Type: Gravel and dirt
Hike Distance: 0.35 miles to the overlook
Difficulty: 8
Beauty: 9

Overview:

Triple Falls is another often-photographed North Carolina waterfall. As the name suggests, there are three distinct waterfalls here totaling about 125 feet. While most of the photographs come from the main overlook along the trail, there are about 100 steps that take you down to the wide, open rock face beside the river that allows you to get right up next to the middle portion of the falls. More adventurous people could climb/descend the rocks to the other two sections of the falls. I don’t recommend getting in the water at any section here – the current is always pretty fast and you could easily get swept off.

Directions:

Same as for Hooker Falls, but take the trail that crosses the foot bridge over the Little River instead.

Hike Description:

The trail starts off flat as it follows the river before breaking off and heading up a hill. This is the most difficult part of the trail and you’ll be walking uphill all the way to the overlook. There’s a lot of loose gravel on this part of the trail, which makes coming down a little more of an adventure. Beyond that, the trail is doable as long as you’re in okay shape.