Waterfall Safety 101

How to safely view the best waterfalls near Asheville, N.C.

The Asheville area is home to hundreds of waterfalls, including some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country. Exploring these natural wonders can be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences you have during your visit!

While waterfalls are beautiful, they are also powerful and pose hidden dangers to those who are unprepared and do not follow basic safety measures. People are injured or killed at area waterfalls each year. In nearly every case, those accidents have occurred when people ignored posted warnings.

We encourage you to join us in promoting waterfall safety by adhering to following tips:

Stay on Designated Trails

Never Jump Off a Waterfall

Watch for Slick Rocks

Follow All Posted Instructions

Watch Children and Pets Carefully

Don't Climb Rocks Above Waist Height

Be Mindful of Your Surrounds
When Taking Photos

Do Not Climb on Top of Waterfall

Waterfall Safety 101
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Waterfall Safety 101

Enjoy Waterfalls Responsibly

Take your time and enjoy the serenity of Asheville's rushing waterfalls by walking slowly and watching your step. Learn from an Asheville hiking guide on how to best explore some of Western North Carolina's most treasured gems.