Little River Falls

Height: 10 feet
Trail Type: Dirt
Hike Distance: A few yards
Difficulty: 1
Beauty: 4


I first visited this waterfall sometime in 2016. At the time, the Little River was partially blocked by a small cobblestone dam that diverted some of the water flow over a smooth rock ledge that slid about 10 feet down before rejoining the river. At some point over the next 2-3 years, whether by flooding or a human cause, a section of the dam broke, allowing the majority of the river to flow through unimpeded down a smaller rock ledge.

What’s clear is that, even before the dam was built, there was a natural waterfall here. A few yards upstream, the river runs through a small cascade before reaching the point you see above. Regardless, it isn’t anything special, but if you’re near Raleigh and need something to see, this spot is as good as anything else you’ll find.

NOTE: The old waterfall can be seen in the picture at the bottom.


From Exit 435 off of Interstate 587/US 264/US 64 in Zebulon, head south on NC highway 96 for 1 mile and turn right onto NC highway 97. Little River Park will be about 2 miles down the road on the right.

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