Steele Creek Falls

Steele Creek Falls

Steele Creek Falls is a bit more remote than the previous holes but it’s worth the trek. You’ll be rewarded with incredible scenery and a killer swimming hole. One look at the “kettles” and you’ll never want to leave.
Proximity from Boone: 1 Hour 5 Minutes.
More Info: Steele Creek Falls is probably the most remote swimming hole that I’ve mentioned in the top 10. To get to the hole you have two options, hike 3-4 miles and scramble down or just walk up the creek (requires swimming in places). I highly recommend walking up the creek, it’s much faster. If you want adventure, Steele Creek Falls is where it’s at. Bring your water shoes for this hike!
Parking: Parking lot at the end of the national forest road on left.
Approach: Long 3-4 mile hike or 30 minute hike up the creek (recommended).
Camping: Yes, awesome camping all along the forest service road!



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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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