Just a short drive from Banner Elk is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the NC mountains.
Elk River Falls, also known as Big Falls, features large volumes of water dropping 50 feet over a rock cliff into a picturesque oval pool.
The trail to the falls is an easy-to-follow trail, but there are ample rocks and roots along the way. It is about a third of a mile to get to the falls (0.6 miles roundtrip).
The falls can be viewed from an area near the top of the falls... Read More