Little Bird Falls - Pisgah National Forest
12-29-15 - Little Bird Falls is a 20' waterfall that is fairly close to the road and worth the little bit of effort it takes to get a close up view. If you are visiting the other waterfalls north of the Parkway on NC215, try to make time to see this one also. All the shots here were taken right after a period of a lot of rain. During drier times, the waterfall may only be a trickle.
Directions: From the intersection of NC215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, drive north on 215 for 5.7 miles. NC215 crosses Green Creek at this point. There's not much room to pull off here and if you do, be sure you are completely off the road! A better option might be to continue another 1/4 mile, pull off in the big area on the right and walk back to the creek.
During the winter, you'll be able to see the waterfall from the road up the creek through the trees. Look to the right for a faint scramble trail that heads up the bank just over the guard rail. This trail leads up to another faint but obvious trail that leads up to the base of the waterfall. It doesn't look like a lot of people visit this waterfall. The name 'Little Bird' comes from a small sign nailed to a tree at the waterfall. The area from the road up to the falls looks like it would be loaded with spring wildflowers. Mosses and ferns will only add to the beauty. Please tread lightly while visiting this waterfall and other areas like this. The waterfall itself is only about 20' high, but there are numerous smaller cascades below. You can see more of the character of this waterfall in the photos and video below.
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