Dill Falls is a 50-foot waterfall in Nantahala National Forest in Jackson County.
Park at the circular turnaround at the end of the road. You’ll see the two roads, one leading downhill and another to the right going uphill. Lower is left. Upper is right. Notice the big holes at the start – they were meant to keep vehicles from the paths.
Lower Dill Falls is an easy 1/3 of a mile on the downhill trail. At the base of the waterfall you can walk on rocks and boulders to get right at the base. It’s an awesome spot for a cool off in the pool, so stay a while, cook, eat, have fun! Notice the face in the falls, the left eye is crying… There are no signs for this waterfall, and hardly listed anywhere but here – so, you will be there by yourself. Upper Dill Falls: Return to your car and head up the mountain about 1/4 mile looking for a side trail on your left. This side trail leads to Upper Dill Falls. It’s not as big, however just as beautiful, and also very privately situated in a pretty cove – perfect to setup a hammock and relax – bring a book and a friend.
Note: National Forest land on the west side of Highway NC215 in Jackson County is Nantahala Forest – the east side of NC215 is Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway exit milepost 423 on the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway (NC215) drive south for 2.5 miles and turn right near a house and a sign (on left) for FS 4663 turn right. Drive .5 miles for the gate to 4663, then in another 2 miles and turn left on 4663B for a half mile – park and enjoy! Great spot to cook at the base of the lower falls, many campsites along your way in.
Bring snacks, water, and something to cook