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Soco Falls

Witness two waterfalls coming together to majestically display a beautiful cascade

Located a short drive from Cherokee, Soco Falls’ is one of the few double waterfalls you will find in Western North Carolina. This hidden gem featuring a 120-foot cascade is stunning as the sun rises and sets through the foliage behind it. The path down to the waterfall is muddy and slippery with a rope guiding you down, so bring sturdy shoes. The falls are equally as stunning in the winter and can be heard roaring from the roadside.

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Directions to Trailhead

From where US 19 runs under the Blue Ridge Parkway at Soco Gap, drive north on US 19 toward Cherokee. A pullout is on the left 1.5 miles from the parkway. Park here.

Hike Description

An obvious path leads to a viewing deck that provides a good view of the falls. A scramble path goes down from the deck to the base of the falls. The path is steep and washed away in places.

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