North Carolina is well known for its natural beauty. Whether you prefer the rustic appeal of the mountainous west or the coastal vibes of the east, North Carolina offers something for everyone. For a unique view of the state, we recommend taking a road trip to view North Carolina’s eight most breathtaking waterfalls. Simply reserve a car rental from Community Rental Car in Winston-Salem, and head west.

North Carolina Waterfalls Road Trip

1. Linville Falls

After picking up your car rental in Winston-Salem, head west to Linville Falls, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. To view the falls, visitors can take a quick 1.6 mile hike down Erwin’s View Trail. If you prefer the scenic route, take the long way around to enjoy five scenic overlooks that each provide a unique look at the falls.

2. Crabtree Falls

Just 20 miles southeast of Linville Falls, you will find the breathtaking Crabtree Falls. To access the falls, pull off of the Blue Ridge Parkway into the Crabtree Meadows Recreation Area. The falls are located at the end of a three-mile loop located amidst a beautiful forest. The falls stand at 60 feet tall and are truly magnificent.

3. Looking Glass Falls

If your legs are tired from the two previous hikes, Looking Glass Falls will offer a welcome reprieve. Looking Glass Falls are located directly off of U.S. 276 along the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. The pool at the bottom of the falls is open for swimming and wading. So, come prepared to take a dip in the crisp water – or simply soak up the area’s natural beauty from the rocks nearby.

4. Moore Cove Falls

Next, take a short detour south to view Moore Cove Falls. The water here flows at a steady, delicate pace year round. To access the falls, park at the Moore Cove Trailhead along US-276. Visitors will take an easy 3/4 mile walk over a footbridge and graded trail to the base of the falls. You can easily walk behind the veil of the falls, or simply take in the view from the viewing deck.


Start off your relaxing, waterfall road trip on the right foot. At Community Rental Car, we make renting a car as simple and stress-free as possible. We offer low rates and great customer service on a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans for rent. To request a quote, contact us at (336) 448-2905.