A fairly new North Carolina state park, Gorges has a very nice visitors center with a paved parking lot, and something I really appreciate restrooms!
Melissa found the trails to be beautifully maintained and according to the park information, along those trails is an abundance of rare wildlife and plant species. It never ceases to amaze all of us how many rich, natural resources our area has! With a number of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, fishing and the beautiful waterfalls, this North Carolina park is a must do when visiting the mountains of Western North Carolina.
There are conflicting reports online, but Rainbow Falls itself is anywhere from 125′-150′ high and is obviously breathtaking (Niagara Falls is 167′)!
According to Melissa, the trail takes you right on top of the falls. ( I want to experience that Lion King moment!) After you make it to the top, there is a skinny trail between 2 rocks, and if you continue on the trail you can get to another waterfall, Turtleback Falls.
No doubt we’ll all be going back several more times to Gorges until we get to see everything. But this week, as Glenn and I tackle the trail (look for Glenn’s photos on Facebook), while Melissa will be tackling the mountains of laundry!
Oh well, it’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it!