Elk River Falls

Elk River Falls

Elk River Falls is a popular waterfall destination due to the impressive falls, short approach and easy access. There is a large pool at the bottom of the falls that makes for excellent swimming. This swimming hole is great for the entire family!
Proximity from Boone: 55 Minutes.
More Info: Elk River Falls is a popular destination as a waterfall and a swimming hole. It’s super easy to get to and the approach is short with a well maintained trail. The falls are spectacular and the swimming hole is even better. Lounge around below the falls and take in the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. Don’t swim above the falls, the current is strong and you might go over the falls!
Parking: Parking lot dead ends at the falls on Elk River Rd.
Approach: Easy 2 Minute hike down to the pool below the falls.
Camping: No.



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Boone Real Estate assumes no liability associated with visiting these waterholes. Boone Real Estate is not responsible for personal injury during these visits, damage to personal property (including towing of vehicles), and any illegal acts committed by visitors (including littering). By viewing this webpage you agree to exempt Boone Real Estate from any liability that may arise from your visiting these swimming holes.
Every year people die from visiting waterfalls. Use extreme caution when hiking, scrambling, jumping, swimming or walking around the waterfalls. The rock and trails are usually very slippery and wet. It’s very easy to get hurt so use your best judgement when visiting these swimming holes. Be safe out there!

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