Raleigh Waterfalls

Little River Falls

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

Overview:

I don’t know whether this is a man-made or a natural waterfall. I do know that there used to be a dam here and that it definitely altered the course of the Little River. When the dam was partially removed, the result created two different waterfalls. The first one is only about a foot high and flows over the old dam wall. I don’t count this one. The other waterfall, which only exists now when the river levels are high, tumbles down several smooth, sloping ledges around the old dam ridge before rejoining the river.

Directions:

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.