The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Tom's Creek Falls

Tom's Creek Falls is accessible year round, located south of the Blue Parkway at Milepost 316/Hwy. 221 South, and a few miles north of Marion, NC.

From Marion, follow U.S. Hwy. 221 North approximately 7 miles, turn left at Huskins Branch Road, at Woodlawn Motel.  Go 1.3 miles and park on right at parking area, see information kiosk.  Trailhead begins at lot, crossing small bridge.  Gentle falls in picturesque area.  This one is ideal for younger children.  Falls height is approximately 100 feet.

Distance is a 2 mile loop, easy hike.

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