Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Catawba Falls Trail

Catawba Falls Trail

Difficulty

1 2 3 4 5

Activities

Hiking Walking/Running Cycling Equestrian Paddling Camping

Length 1.05 miles - one way

View Trail Images & Videos

View Trail Maps

Printable MapPrintable Map GPS the TrailGPS the Trail

The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. This is both a family and dog friendly trail!

The trail is an easy forest walk along the headwaters of the Catawba River to a beautiful and popular waterfall.

Foothills Conservancy was instrumental in acquiring this property and transferring it to the National Forest Service for public access. Improvements have been made to the parking and the bridge over the river.

WHERE: Old Fort, NC

DIRECTIONS: At the end of Catawba River Road, Off Exit 73 on I-40 at Old Fort.

Post Trip Report

RECENT TRIP REPORTS

TIPS & TRICKS

Hiking Alone

Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. On a long-distance hike, leave behind a copy of your itinerary.