• panoramic mix of Soco Falls and Dry Falls along our self-guided waterfall tour from Bryson City NC
    Self-Guided Waterfall Tours

Our Favorite Waterfalls in NC

Below are a list of our self-guided Waterfall Tours on the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains. We believe you will love the Waterfalls in NC! They are mapped out for your convenience. Clicking the linked text will open Google Maps.


snow and ice covered waterfall at Indian Creek one of the top things to do In Bryson CIty NC
This tour will take you approximately 2 hours to drive and around 4 hours to complete depending on how many falls you hike to in the Deep Creek area. This is a one stop shop for waterfalls in NC and Deep Creek is one of the most accessible places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
cascading water from Alrka Falls a hidden treasure of things do in Bryson City NC
This tour will take you approximately 2 hours to drive and 3 hours to complete. It will depend on how long you explore the falls and cascades. A must see if your visiting the Smoky Mountains and waterfalls in NC. Alarka Falls will usually provide complete privacy and is not a tourist destination.
Spectacular snow and ice covered Dry Falls along our Self-guided waterfall tour
This tour is our longest tour for waterfalls in NC. This trip into the Smoky Mountains will take approximately 3.5 hours to drive. You should probably allow for 6 hours in total with viewing stops and a lunch break in a town along the route. This is considered the land of waterfalls with so many along Highway 64.


Link of a herd of Elk at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center that redirects to our Bryson City attractions page

There are so many things to do in the Smoky Mountains of Western NC! Its an outdoor adventure paradise. Check out all of our favorite things to do in Bryson City NC and area attractions on our Area Info Page.

link of The Hive Lodge Large group cabin rental that redirects to our Lodging Page

We have the perfect small family or large group lodging for your next trip to the North Carolina Smoky Mountains! Take a look at our Lodging Page for photos and descriptions of our cabins located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

link of dramatic vista that redirects to our perfect selfie locations near all Bryson CIty attractions

The Smoky Mountains meeting the Sky can provide breathtaking scenery. We have compiled some of the best places to take a selfie in the Great Smoky Mountains! You can also just test out your photography skills. Check them out here!