Walker Falls

View roadside. Near Barnardsville.

County: Buncombe 

Driving directions:

If you’re in the Asheville area, the best way to reach the falls is to drive to Barnardsville on NC 197, which turns west off US 19/23 a few miles north of Asheville. In “downtown” Barnardsville, turn south onto Dillingham Road (SR 2173). In 4.9 miles, the road changes to gravel and becomes FR 74. After 9.1 miles, you’ll reach Walker Falls, on the left. If you’re coming from the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can turn off the drive leading to Craggy Gardens Picnic Area onto FR 63, which will eventually bring you to Dillingham Road about 3.5 miles from NC 197. FR 63 may be gated in winter.


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