Roaring Fork Fall Waterfall, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Easy Hike To Roaring Fork Falls – Pisgah National Forest

You can support this website, at no additional cost to you, by using our links to purchase; hotel stays, rental cars, travel products and more. Learn more.

At the foot of Mt. Mitchell, Roaring Fork Falls in the Pisgah National Forest offered us a short easy hike to a stunning waterfall. Not only is it an easy hike, but the trailhead was easy to find, just 2.5 miles off the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. We’ll include  directions below.

As we arrived in the small parking lot, just outside a fenced off utilities compound, we immediately noticed the 1/2 mile trail sign to Roaring Fork Falls.

The wide dirt trail was easy to follow through the forest. Also, as it was relatively flat, it made for a quick walk. Allow about an hour. 

As we got close to the falls, the trail crossed over a small wooden bridge. At this point we could hear the falls and knew we were close.

Roaring Fork Fall Waterfall, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

It had rained the day before and we could see lots of footprints in the mud, but we had the falls to ourselves.

As the water tumbled over the layered mound of rocks, we noted how the falls were not very tall, but they did stretch way into the distance (100 feet long).

The cascades and moss covered rocks made for an idyllic scene and beautiful photos.

Finding Roaring Fork Falls

To find Roaring Fork Falls use the address 208 Busick Work Center Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714.

From the Blue Ridge Parkway, exit at State Hwy 80 and go north about 2 miles. Take a left on South Toe River Road. Then another left on Busick Work Center Road. Just before the fence there’s a small parking area to use.

Follow the trail sign up the dirt road. The trail is very easy to follow. Shortly after crossing the wooden bridge the waterfall will be on your left.

Must See Sites Near Roaring Fork Falls

Roaring Fork Falls is only 7 miles from Crabtree Falls; a medium to strenuous hike with a large stunning waterfall.

Other nearby must visit sights along the Blue Ridge Parkway include:

Roaring Fork Falls Pinterest Image
Travel Resources

We recommend and use these companies to arrange our travel plans; they make travel planning easy and affordable. If you have questions on our experiences, feel free to ask us!

Book Flights
We use Skyscanner to compare flights all over the world. Their “anywhere” feature shows the cheapest destinations from wherever you want to fly.

Book Accommodation has been our go to hotel booking site since 2007. They are easy to use, with a great selection of accommodation, and usually have the best deals.

Book Rental Cars make comparing offers across various companies easy. We find them the quickest and easiest way to identify the best deal, no matter the country.

Buy Travel Gear
Amazon consistently has the best range and availability of travel gear online.

If you found this post useful, share it. 

Thanks so much!

Your email address will not be published or used outside of this comment. You can also subscribe if you wish.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Become a Travel Expert!

Join the Expert Explorers community for exclusive access to travel resources, discounts, and special events.

Though we aim for accuracy, travel is an ever-changing world. Please check information with the facility you plan to visit. 

Scroll to Top