McGalliard Falls

Short, easy walk to viewing area. Near Valdese.

County: Burke 

Driving directions:

The waterfall is in McGalliard Falls Park, administered by the Valdese Recreation Department. To reach it, take Exit 111 off I-40 and drive 1.1 miles on Carolina Street to Main Street in Valdese. Turn left and go 0.5 mile to Church Street, on the right. It is 1.4 miles on Church Street to the park, on the right. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until dark. The restrooms are open April to October.


Walking directions:

An observation overlook is behind the picnic shelter. You can walk around to the mill on the other side and climb down to the base.


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