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By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Bird Rock Falls


Last updated 2/13/2017 at 6:52pm

Bird Rock Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in the county. The best time of the day to visit is before 3 p.m. when the sun dips behind the rock. (Photo courtesy Kevin Adams. See his work at

Our weekly destination hike is Bird Rock Falls.

Bird Rock Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls in the county to access. You can't see it from N.C. 215, but you can hear it. Bird Rock is one of three waterfalls located on private property, owned by Living Waters Ministry in Balsam Grove. The owners of the property graciously allow the public to view the falls, provided visitors don't leave garbage or disrupt them.

Bird Rock is accessed by hiking downstream on the N. Fork of the French Broad River, below the old mill that still stands on the ministry property. The trail leading to the f...

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