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Wildcat Falls

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Wildcat Falls is a 60-foot waterfall in Pisgah National Forest, just a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway (NC Highway 215). Since it's on a small tributary to the West Fork of the Pigeon River, it's best after good rains. This high elevation waterfall (above 5,000 feet) is just a trickle during dry speils.

The 1.5-mile easy roundtrip hike starts at a small parking area at a campsite. From the intersection of NC Highway 215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, go north on NC 215 for 8/10 of a mile and watch for the small steep drive on the right (marked with a tiny roadside sign "BR 1"). There's only room for 2-3 cars. There is additional roadside parking about 4/10 of a mile down the road. There are no signs for the waterfall.

From the campsite, the unmarked Flat Laurel Creek Trail starts to the right via on old logging road and railroad grade. There's a slight incline on the hike, but it's mostly wooded and easy. While trains and trucks once followed this path, it's now only a narrow trail in sections.


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