RANGER FALLS (3)
Driving Directions: From the intersection of U.S. 64 and N.C. 28 in Highlands, drive west on U.S. 64 for 4.4 miles to the Cliffside Recreation Area (F.R. 57) on the right. Turn into the Cliffside Recreation Area and drive 1 mile to a gate (which is closed in winter) and a fork in the road. If the gate is open, bear left and drive 0.35 mile to the picnic parking area.
Hiking Directions: At the parking area a sign stands for the trailhead to Ranger Falls. Walk on the trail for 0.26 mile to another trail on the left at another sign for Ranger Falls. Turn left and continue 0.73 mile to the base of the falls.