North Carolina Mountains
Transylvania County North Carolina
Hiking Trails
Bike Trails
Horse Trails
4X4 Trails
Looking for places to Stay, Eat or Shop?
Take a look at our listings of:
Local Businesses
Animal Care
Antiques, Arts and Gifts
Bed & Breakfast and Inns
Cabin Rentals
Furniture & Appliances
Home & Garden
Motels, Hotels & Resorts
Real Estate
Custom Search

Transylvania County North Carolina Waterfalls

Turtleback Falls

 Turtleback Falls is about 20 feet high.


Directions to the Horse Pasture River:
From Hwy64w & Hwy281s. proceed .7 miles south on Hwy 281s. to Gorges State Park. From the parking area walk back to Hwy 281s, turn left proceed
approximately 40 yards to a service road, follow this road/trail one mile
to Turtleback Falls (USFS/Nantahala Forest) on the Horse Pasture River.
From Turtleback Falls go upstream approximately .25 miles to view Drift
Falls (PRIVATE PROPERTY), this area is strictly enforced, swimming and
trespassing are prohibited.  From Turtleback Falls proceed down stream
approximately .3 miles to Rainbow Falls.

Approximate round trip distance from Gorges State Park parking to all
three falls is a strenuous 3.0 to 3.5 miles.

Turtleback Falls, Transylvania County North Carolina
For personal accounts about this waterfall and others in the area go to Rich Stevenson's site. Photo By Rich Stevenson

Advertise on This Site
Alleghany County Ashe County Avery County Buncombe County Burke County
Caldwell County Cherokee County Clay County Gaston County Graham County
Haywood County Henderson County Iredell County Jackson County Macon County
Madison County McDowell County Mitchell County Polk County Rutherford County
Stanly County Stokes County Swain County Surry County Transylvania County
Watauga County Wilkes County Yadkin County Yancey County  
North Carolina State Parks   North Carolina Ski Resorts
Nantahala National Forest   North Carolina Recreation Areas    
North Carolina State Forests        
Although we at the Mountain Travel Guide have done our best to obtain the most recent and accurate information, The Mountain Travel Guide accepts no responsibility with regards to the accuracy of information in any of the maps or information provided here or the regulations therein. No personal information is collected by the Mountain Travel Guide unless you provide it by filling out one of our advertising forms or link exchange form, see our Privacy Policy. Cookies my be placed by 3rd party companies.
Alabama Mountains Arkansas Mountains California Mountains Colorado Mountains Connecticut Mountains
Georgia Mountains Hawaii Mountains Kentucky Mountains Maryland Mountains Massachusetts Mountains
New Hampshire Mountains New York Mountains North Carolina Mountains Pennsylvania Mountains South Carolina Mountains
Tennessee Mountains Virginia Mountains West Virginia Mountains    
    What's New provides numerous links to other Websites. These links are for the reader’s convenience and does not accept any responsibility for the content of these other sites, nor for the experience that the reader has with these sites.
Mountain Travel Guide
Copyright @ 2000-2014