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: 50 Feet        Distance: 0.2 Mile        Directions

Laughing Falls

The Cherokees called this cascade “Laughing Waters”, and it is said that if you listen carefully, you might hear laughter from the creek. The South Prong of Turkey Creek cascades some 50 feet here in a densely packed rhododendron thicket.

Directions to the falls:
  1. From Brevard, drive north on HWY 276 for approximately 2 to 3 miles.
  2. HWY 276 will turn to the left and N.C. 280 will continue on straight.
  3. Stay on N.C. 280 for 0.7 mile and turn left onto Old N.C. 280.
  4. Drive for approximately 0.15 mile and turn left on S.R. 1360.
  5. Drive for 0.7 mile to where the road dead-ends at a parking area.
  6. Walk up the right fork in the road and immediately ford the South Prong of Turkey Creek.
  7. Follow the road on the immediate left upstream to the falls.