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
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.