Waterfalls take on an extra magical setting during winter cold snaps in the North Carolina mountains. Not only are the ice formations incredible, but the absence of crowds make for a very personal experience. The waterfalls featured here are Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, and they are all less than an hour's drive from downtown Asheville. Above is Looking Glass Falls.
Video: Four Frozen Waterfalls
Since they are in lower elevations, you can usually access them since snowfall and icy roads are rare. You should always watch the weather forecast, and wear shoes with good traction since the trails can be icy in spots. And don't venture out on frozen sections of water near the base of the waterfalls, since the ice could be thin.
Daniel Ridge Falls in Pisgah National Forest
Video: Looking Glass Falls in the snow.
Slick Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest
Sliding Rock, the popular summer swimming spot, frozen after a January cold snap.