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.

Dec. 30, 2016, 3:26 p.m.

Outdoor Explorations!


Delight in the great outdoors, all winter long! Our mild winter temperatures create ideal conditions for outdoor fun. Explore the 19 hiking trails and 8 waterfall trails scattered throughout our region of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!  Mountain biking trails are also available year-round.  Kitsuma Peak-Young's Ridge, the mountain bike trails at Lake James State Park, Woods Mountain Loop and Jarrett's Creek will challenge the most experienced rider.

Stop by our visitor center, 91 South Catawba Avenue in Old Fort, NC, to pick up maps and check trail conditions.  We are open Monday through Saturday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.