The Waterfalls of Transylvania County

Avery Creek Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Cathedral Falls
Catheys Creek Falls
Cedar Rock Falls
Chestnut Falls
Courthouse Falls
Cove Creek Falls
Drift Falls
Eastatoe Falls
French Broad Falls
Glen Cannon Falls
Grassy Creek Falls
Grogan Creek Falls
Hidden Falls
High Falls (Dupont)
High Falls (Toxaway)
Hooker Falls
Key Falls
Laughing Falls
Log Hollow Branch Falls
Looking Glass Falls
Merry Falls
Moore Cove Falls
North Log Hollow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Shoal Creek Falls
Slick Rock Falls
Slippery Witch Falls
South Log Hollow Falls
Stairway Falls
Triple Falls
Turtleback Falls
Twin Falls
Upper Bearwallow Falls
White Owl Falls
Whitewater Falls

Waterfall Index


Height: 80 Feet
Latitude: N 35° 05.619
Distance: 0.9 Mile
Longitude: W 82° 58.134
Elevation Change: 300 Feet

Drift Falls

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Directions to the falls:

  1. From the Junction of US 64 and NC 281 in Sapphire, NC, drive south on NC 281 for 0.9 mile to Gorges State Park.
  2. Turn left into the park and park in the parking area.
  3. Walk back out to the NC 281 and bear left and follow on the edge for 75 yards.
  4. There is a gated forestry service road here, go around the gate and follow the road for approximately 0.8 mile to the Horsepasture River.
  5. At the T-Junction, bear right and follow the path upstream for 0.1 mile to the falls.