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Private Secret Falls Hike

A Spectacular Sight of the Majestic Secret Falls

Quick Details

Note Ages 3 and Under

Hike to Nantahala Rainforest’s Breathtaking Waterfalls.

This Private Secret Falls Hike is 2 hours long. We start in Highlands, NC with an open air tour to Secret Falls (AKA Big Shoals), and on the way learn about the Nantahala National Forest. We take  scenic historic dirt roads of the original Trail of Tears.

This is a relaxed three mile round trip hike (with some steep sections) to see Secret Falls, a 40 feet breathtaking waterfall in the Temperate Rain Forest.

In winter, we stop along the way and brew coffee or hot chocolate over a wood fire. Our open-air adventure vehicles will whisk you through the temperate rainforest back to Highlands, NC. Join the Private Secret Falls Hike for a true adventure! 

This Private Secret Falls Hike showcases the following:

  • Moderate hiking
  • Educational
  • Ideal for Photography
  • Professional mountain guides
  • Some dirt roads

What to wear:

Hiking/athletic shoes, comfortable clothes, pack a light rain jacket. 


Customer dogs allowed, or you can ask for our dog Aussie to join your adventure.


Max cap. of our trucks is 12 people. If your groups is larger than 12 we would use two trucks.