The Bird Rock Falls is a must-see regardless of whether you are going for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Nearly three hours away from Charlotte, North Carolina, these falls are absolutely beautiful.

Near Balsam Grove, North Carolina, you can explore this 0.5-mile out-and-back trail. A relatively easy route, it takes an average of 13 minutes to complete. During your exploration of this trail, you’re unlikely to encounter many other people, and is perfect for bird watching, hiking, and walking.

The Hike

Hiking this waterfall is one of the most beautiful things you can do. Although the trail is on private property, it can be accessed by the public. You start by a red house near gravel. Staying on the path and following posted guidance is especially important when passing through easements and right-of-ways on private property.

The public has access to this area through a partnership between local officials and private landowners. By staying on the path while on private property, agreements between local officials and the landowner are respected and this trail will remain open to the public in the future. This is a great little adventure for the Summer for you and your family to enjoy. Make sure you bring your towel, the swimming hole is worth jumping in the brisk water!

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