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.

June 5, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

Summer Play List!

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We have your summer play list! Explore, relax, and enjoy this breathtaking region of the Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Mountain range.  

Waterfalls - We have eight, including local favorites at Catawba Falls, Linville Falls and Tom's Creek Falls.

Trails - Over 20 hiking/biking/running trails.  Scattered throughout the region between Old Fort, Curtis Creek Recreation Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Lake James State Park.

The trails continue with taprooms, breweries, wineries, museums, music hall, art galleries, square dancing and more.

Lodging properties include lake homes, log cabins, cottages, inns, B&Bs, motels and campgrounds.  Something for everyone!

Questions?  Call to receive free printed information, maps, guides and more.  888-233-6111

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