Eastatoe Falls is located on private property whose owners allow access. The short, easy trail for about 200 yards leads to a viewing area of the falls. Visitors to the falls should respect the owner's private property and privacy by not visiting early in the morning or late in the day, letting pets run off-leash, blocking their driveway, or littering.
Shoal Creek rises in the Pisgah National Forest between Nancy Mountain and Burnt Mountain near the Eastatoe Gap. The creek descends over 200 feet over a quarter mile, culminating in the 60 foot series of drops over granite bedrock at Eastatoe Falls. The creek continues on past the falls to join with other tributaries to form the Middle Fork French Broad River.
Eastatoe was the local Cherokee word for the Carolina parakeet and was the name of a local tribe of Cherokee. Ownership of the falls has changed throughout the years, as has the name. The falls have been called Will Hines Falls, Shoal Creek Falls, and Rosman Falls.