See these five waterfalls near Sugar Mountain and Banner Elk! All of these are within 20 miles for our mile-high village.
Above pic: Elk River Falls in Pisgah National Forest is located outside the town of Elk Park. It is a short hike of about a half mile leads you to a 50-foot waterfall cascading over a cliff. In the summer, it’s a popular sunning and wading spot. Read more.
Linville Falls: See one of the most visited and photographed waterfalls on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Multiple hike options take you to five vistas of the 90-foot waterfall that roars through and over rock cliffs. See all the views with a 4-mile hike. Read more.
Crab Orchard Falls: Located in picturesque Valle Crucis just nine miles from Sugar Mountain, a 1-mile roundtrip family-friendly hike takes you to a beautiful waterfall. Read more.
Otter Falls: The closest waterfall to Sugar Mountain is located 6.5 miles away in the nearby village of Seven Devils. A network of trails includes a short but strenuous 1.2-mile roundtrip hike to the 25-foot waterfall. Read more.
Waterfalls Park: No hiking required for this one! This small roadside park in Newland has a 50-foot multi-tier waterfall for easy enjoyment for all, including picnic trails and short trail. It’s especially pretty with fresh winter snow and flows big after a good rain! Read more.
For more exploration, see our Top Hikes near Sugar Mountain and Banner Elk with guides for each – including Grandfather Mountain and Blue Ridge Parkway!
Also see our Photo Tour of Short Hikes with Big Views.