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Connestee Falls: In the Land of Waterfalls!

Updated on September 28, 2014

The Twin Falls Of Connestee Falls in the North Carolina Mountains

Connestee Falls is a pair of beautiful waterfalls in the North Carolina mountains.

Transylvania County, in North Carolina, has often been referred to as the "Land of Waterfalls." Brevard, North Carolina is the largest town in the county of Transylvania and is the home of many of these waterfalls, including Connestee Falls, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Moore Cove Falls, High Falls, Twin Falls, Slick Rock Falls and quite a few more!

Connestee Falls got it's name from a Native American legend. According to the legend, Indian Princess Connestee nursed an Englishman back to health after he was injured by the Native Americans. The two often sat beside a waterfall together, talking and enjoying one another's company. Although they did become married, the Englishman was soon convinced that he should return back to his own people, leading a very heartbroken Princess to leap to her death at the waterfall.

Where Two Waterfalls Join - Carson Creek and Batson Creek join together at Connestee Falls.


From the viewing area, the falls on Batson Creek can be seen to your left.


The falls on Carson Creek is straight in front of the viewing area, which is only a few minutes walk from the parking lot. The two creeks meet at the bottom of these two falls.

Together they're known as Connestee Falls.

Connestee Falls

How To Get To Connestee Falls

From the intersection of US 64 and US 276 South in Brevard, drive 5.7 miles south on US 276. There will be a paved parking area on the right. Follow the very short trail which begins at the back of the parking lot to the observation deck.

The map below gives you a general idea as to the area. You can use your mouse to move the map around.

Map of the area around Connestee Falls

A markerConnestee Falls and Batson Creek Falls -
Connestee Falls and Batson Creek Falls, Dunns Rock, NC, USA
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Other near-by Waterfalls

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A markerConnestee Falls -
Connestee Falls, Dunns Rock, NC 28712, USA
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B markerSliding Rock, NC -
Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, NC, USA
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C markerLooking Glass Falls, NC -
Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, NC, USA
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D markerMoore Cove Falls, NC -
Moore Cove Falls, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, NC, USA
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E markerSlick Rock Falls -
Slick Rock Falls, Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, NC, USA
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F markerMountains To The Sea Trail, Pisgah National Forest -
Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Canton, NC 28716, USA
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G markerPisgah National Forest -
Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, NC 28761
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H markerBard Falls -
2578 Pineola Road, Pisgah National Forest, Linville, NC 28646, USA
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I markerAlarka Falls -
9799 Alarka Road, Nantahala National Forest, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
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J markerBig Shoals -
Big Creek Road, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
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Where to Stay

There are many Bed and Breakfasts, Historic Inns, Hotels, Cabins and Cottages, Campgrounds, and rental properties available in the area.

One I highly recommend for campers is Ash Grove Cabins and Camping Resort. I stayed there in June of 2009 and it was wonderful! The campground that I stayed in was very secluded and shady. In fact, we could only see one other campsite from ours. To find out more about Ash Grove Campgound, you may wish to check out my review on it.

North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide
North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide

This excellent guide gives great tips on how best to photograph the waterfalls!


Hiking, Waterfall, and Backroads Guides To The Area Around Connestee Waterfall

- While you're in the NC Mountains, be sure and visit many of the other gorgeous waterfalls, or explore the backroads!

My husband and I have enjoyed trail and waterfall guide books for over 20 years. Some of the best trails, in our opinion, are those less known ones that are hidden away. The authors of most trail and waterfall guides explain just how to find these quiet, secluded trails, as well as at least a short trail description of each. We take one or more trail and waterfall guide books with us every time we go camping!

Best Hikes of Pigsah National Forest, The
Best Hikes of Pigsah National Forest, The

This book includes USGS topo maps, along with GPS coordinates, major intersections, etc. Trails are organized as half-day hikes, full-day hikes, trails for children and the elderly, etc.

Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (Touring the Backroads)
Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (Touring the Backroads)

This book is great for taking you places other books don't even mention!


More Photos of the Two Waterfalls at Connestee Falls!


Connestee Waterfall in the North Carolina mountains.


Batson Creek Waterfall

Thanks for visiting my Connestee Waterfall site!Comments? Questions? I'd love to hear from you!

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      BlogsWriter 4 years ago

      Lovely waterfalls, the sound is so soothing, it is like a whiff of fresh air.

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      greatgifts4u 5 years ago

      What a lovely waterfall!

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      puppyprints 5 years ago

      Transylvania County is my favorite county in the whole USA

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      Mami Design 5 years ago

      Great pictures! Blessed!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Looks like a great place to cool off, from a nice breeze, on a hot summer day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for taking on such a pleasant tour of Connestee Falls!

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      puppyprints 5 years ago

      very prwtty waterfalls!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see more of them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! These are beautiful pictures of a cool place to be around!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      There is something about the beauty of a waterfall that's just irresistible.

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      I love how beautiful and peaceful the area surrounding the falls appear. Sometimes you just need to get back to nature.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to bless the falls!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice! Just beautiful! I would love to see them in person...

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA


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      Heather B 6 years ago

      So pretty. Reminds me of Dolgoch falls in Wales.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just love waterfalls! So relaxing!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love the falls and the Native American legend that goes with it to make it even more magical!

      I sure would love to spend about 3 days here some afternoon!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      love the pictures...

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Beautiful waterfall photos.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      What beautiful waterfalls. Really enjoyed the photos, I guess I need to go back to NC to see them in person.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Wow -- there is a Transylvania County in the United States? Wonder if there is a connection to Romania? I love the falls -- such a peaceful sight.

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      Anthony Godinho 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love waterfalls, for that matter, I love nature and its beauty...God's creation! Nicely done lens - I will lensroll it to my World's Amazing Waterfalls lens.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! Connestee Falls is one of the prettiest spots in North Carolina, for sure!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful pics - I love waterfalls

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      Julia M S Pearce 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Looks like a beautiful spot Janiece,Great photos of the waterfalls!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful photographs. I have been there but it has been a long time ago. I love that area. I think we used to go Rock Sliding somewhere around there. That was in my much younger days.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Beautiful. I'd love to go there someday.

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      Very nice, I love the waterfalls