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Elk Falls, North Carolina

Elk River Road, Elk Park, NC
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Gorgeous falls, easy walk

After the winding path drive to reach the falls, we followed the easy path to see the beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Katie K
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Gorgeous Treasure Being Neglected

The reason I give this only 2 stars is not because it’s not gorgeous - it’s truly magnificent. The... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Gary A
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Elk River Road, Elk Park, NC
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"swimming hole"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"short hike"
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"river road"
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"parking lot"
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"worth the effort"
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"jumping"
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"rocks"
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"trail"
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"gravel"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

After the winding path drive to reach the falls, we followed the easy path to see the beauty of the falls.

1  Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The reason I give this only 2 stars is not because it’s not gorgeous - it’s truly magnificent. The reason is the condition I found the area. Remember the 1970’s pollution commercial with the crying Native American looking at the liter all over the ground?...More

Thank Gary A
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We checked the falls out late one evening. It was very much worth the little bit of a drive down the jacked up country road to get there. That was just a part of the adventure! Beautiful area!

Thank Seth L
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Easy walk to the falls. No barriers so keep a close eye on small children. Many people have died jumping from the falls, don't do it! Take water shoes and swim suit for a fun day of swimming in the river. It can be very...More

1  Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was able to take my family, 14 of us altogether, and have a day that didn't cost any money, but great memories! All the grandkids were able to swim in the swimming hole and see the scenery of the beautiful falls. It's a hike...More

Thank Alicat1964
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

My family and I enjoyed our visit here. We were able to hike, to swim, to cliff jump (not from falls), and float. We love getting into mountain rivers and swimming so this was great. Note: there are no changing facilities so plan accordingly.

Thank Radrev
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had four families with 17 people. 10 minute path walk brings you to a great water fall with a couple of swimming holes. The edge of the waterfall is pretty scary but you can easily and safely walk past it to the bottom. Great...More

Thank Howard R
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

These falls are well worth the 20 minute hike to get to them. Try to avoid weekends as there is not much parking. The trail down to the falls can be a little rough, especially after rain, but it has been improved with the addition...More

1  Thank Jake P
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A little off the beaten path, but worth the effort to get there! Once you make to the parking lot, just a short, pretty level hike to the falls!

Thank fallcolorman
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

These are very nice falls with an easy walk and short detour off of 19E. Worth the little effort it takes to get here.

Thank TNDauksch
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