Inquiring minds want to know…well, all kinds of things.
Our resident expert, The Adventurist, stands ready to answer your most burning questions.
Why is this region known as North Carolina's Land of Waterfalls?
What time do we shut off the waterfalls?
Are waterfalls dangerous?
1. Stay on developed trails and don’t stray from observation decks and platforms.
2. Follow instructions posted at all waterfalls and trails.
3. Watch your footing. Dry rocks can be just as slippery as wet ones, especially those covered with algae.
4. The top of any waterfall is the most dangerous. Do not lean over a ledge at the top of a falls.
5. Watch children carefully. Children should always be under the immediate supervision of adults when visiting any falls. Pets should also be supervised. They can easily underestimate the slickness of rocks and the flow of water.
6. Be especially careful when you are taking photographs. Many times, photographers become more focused on taking a photo rather than securing their footing. Make sure you are in a safe, solid location before taking photographs.
7. To insure your safety on the rocks and trails, never visit waterfalls or hike alone.
8. Bring your cell phone in case you need to make a call for assistance
9. Trust your instincts. If you don’t feel safe, don’t go any further.
What do I need to bring with me on a hike? On a mountain bike ride?
What trails or forest areas are appropriate for small children? What areas are handicapped accessible?
So can I just set up my tent here?
When is the best time to come to Brevard?
How can I get information on accommodations and special events?
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