Waterfall Hunting

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If there was one thing that Brevard is better known for than great biking, it would have to be waterfalls. Transylvania County is called The Land of Waterfalls, or if you’re a local, it’s often jokingly referred to as the land where water falls. This is a temperate rainforest, which means it rains a lot. Combined with our mountain topography, this makes for some fantastic cascades. Some are easy to get to, and some are anything but. We’ve laid out some of the best waterfalls that are accessible by bike. Some are close enough to carry a picnic to, and some are a little further out.

WATERFALL SAFETY
Be careful when exploring our waterfalls. People die every year by getting too close. Help us keep them open to the public by following some simple guidelines: •Stay on marked trails
•Do not climb rocks above or below waterfalls
•Wear appropriate footwear, rocks near falls are slimy
•Always let someone know where you’re going

waterfall2Bridal Veil Falls – Easy Ride
Ride time: One hour round trip.
Directions: •Park at the Buck Forest parking lot in DuPont.
•Ride through the gate at the back of the lot.
•Straight under the covered bridge.
•Right after the bridge on Conservation Rd. •Right turn on Bridal Veil Falls Rd. •Leave your bike at the bike corral and enjoy the view.

Wintergreen Falls – Easy to Moderate Ride
Ride time: One hour round trip.
Directions: •Park at the Guion Farm parking lot on Sky Valley Rd.
•Head left out of the parking lot along the tree line on Tarkiln Branch Rd.
•Left on Wintergreen Falls trail.
•Follow the sign to the waterfall up the creek.

Whale Back Falls- Easy Ride
Ride time: One hour round trip.
Directions: •Park at the NC State Fish Hatchery.
•Ride out of the fish hatchery parking lot back onto the main road and make a left. •Make a left onto Davidson River Trail.
•Stay on Davidson River Trail for about two miles.
•There is a distinct left turn off this trail that leads down to the falls.
There is no sign but you can hear the waterfalls.

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