Ranger Falls Trail

At A Glance


1.4 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.4 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 24G

This trail is located in the Nantahala Ranger District area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Nantahala Ranger District trails list page.


Climbs through some old homestead areas, past the loop to Ranger Falls, from the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area up to the old Highlands Ranger Station. Provides free parking access to the Cliffside Lake area.


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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Ranger Falls - Cliffside Parking to Lower Intersection

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.32 mi

Ranger Falls - Upper to Lower Intersections with Loop

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.6 mi

Ranger Falls - Upper Intersection to Old Ranger Station

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.45 mi

Total Calculated Length: 1.36 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Ranger Falls Loop
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