Eastatoe Falls, NC

Eastatoe Falls

Eastatoe Falls is a beautiful 60-foot cascade on private property, practically in someone's back yard. But they welcome visitors (although there are no signs along the road). It's an easy 200 yard walk to the base of the waterfall. While the trail is not marked in the back yard, just followed the yard straight back, and you will see an obvious trail. You can usually hear the waterfall from the parking area. There is a small staircase at the end.

Please 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.

"Eastatoe" was the local Cherokee word for the Carolina Parakeet, and was the name of a local tribe of Cherokee.

Eastatoe Falls NC

Directions: Located 12 miles west of downtown Brevard. From the intersection of US Highway 64 and US Highway 178 in Rosman, take US 178 south for 3.4 miles and turn right into the private driveway (look for "Mountain Meadow" sign). Drive past some ponds and circle around the house to park in the back (there is usually a sign to direct you).

Eastatoe Falls NC

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