Cherokee County and surrounding areas are home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the region. A trip to the Nantahala National Forest presents several picturesque waterfalls. Several waterfalls have lake access only. Turtletown Creek Falls is a short distance into Tennessee and Bald River Falls is just a short drive away, and one of the more visited waterfalls in the region. With the Nantahala National Forest such a prominent part of the region, there is no shortage of waterfalls to explore.
Fires Creek Falls, also known as Leatherwood Falls, is a short drive outside of Cherokee County to Hayesville, North Carolina. The Fires Creek Wildlife area has plenty of hiking trails, including a 25-mile Rim Trail. Fires Creek Falls is an absolutely beautiful waterfall with a sizable drop. It’s a must-see for waterfall enthusiasts.
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