Ranger Falls Loop Trail

At A Glance


1.2 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.2 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

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.


Loop off of the Ranger Falls trail, providing access to both trails' namesake. Trail crosses right below this beautiful little 25' falls, and travels through an interesting area above and below it. Has some wet areas and rocks to climb over, but is in mostly good shape.


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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 Loop - Falls to Lower Intersection

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.77 mi

Ranger Falls Loop - Upper Intersection to Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.43 mi

Total Calculated Length: 1.2 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Ranger Falls
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