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Toms Creek Falls is a beautiful 60 foot tall waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest in McDowell County, North Carolina, near the town of Marion. The gravel trail makes for easy hiking/walking conditions and is great for the whole family! Toms Creek Falls is located at 1400 Huskins Branch Rd, Marion, NC 28752.
One of our all-time favorite family activities to do is going hiking. We are so lucky to live close to the Appalachian Mountains here in North Carolina so we take full advantage of it! When the hikes end with beautiful waterfalls, it’s always so much better – like this one at Crabtree Falls, and this one at Linville Falls & Gorge, or these beyond incredible falls in Yosemite in California!
The beginning of the trail is absolutely stunning – almost more pretty than the actual waterfall itself! We visited Toms Creek Falls the first week of March so the beautiful perennial flowers were just starting to show their beautiful faces!
The trail was actually a really nice, easy, gravel path that was 0.8 miles long. I know the kids appreciated this trail because we usually go on much longer, more grueling hikes.
My parents were in town so they were able to join us!
We have hiked a lot of waterfall trails and I have to say, this one did not disappoint! The views were really beautiful and with the leaves still off of the trees, you were able to see the whole waterfall from top to bottom.
At the base of the waterfall at the plunge pools were old mica mines that are no longer in use.
Here’s a little video footage of the really fast flowing waterfall!
We ate at this great cliff dwelling restaurant with stunning views in Little Switzerland, NC.
The views were absolutely gorgeous! …you can see why they are called the Blue Ridge Mountains!
My wild-haired, burly man ;-p…and creepy eyed kid ;-p
It was a great quick little day trip! The best kind!