The day we arrived in Maggie Valley I had to start exploring. ASAP. I knew Soco Falls was nearby and just a short drive away so I had to find it. So I hopped in the car with my oldest girl and Dexter of course and we headed out. You can find the stunning Soco Falls located on Hwy 19 between Maggie Valley & Cherokee. There wasn't a sign on our side of the road stating we had found the falls so we did miss it and had to drive quite a while before we were able to find a spot to turn around. The parking was very limited but we were able to squeeze in. Soco Falls is one of the less crowded falls in the area but the parking is so limited that even with only a few cars, you'll be out of luck. We did the short hike to the overlook deck which is stunning in itself.
I was able to spot the very steep & rocky trail down to the bottom. I was a bit worried about Dexter trailing down and was worried he would (unintentionally) drag us down as he hopped down. However he and my daughter handled it like champs. If you visit Soco and decide to journey to the falls base I advised extreme carefulness. It is very steep and rocky! Be safe! Once we hit the bottom, I was stunned at the beauty. So so peaceful. From the base you can see both of the double falls. A few others began to trickle down the path so we decided to cut it short because Dexter, well lets just say he loves new friends. By this time he was a bit muddy so I knew they probably wouldn't love him back! We headed back up the slope and I will say going up was a bit tougher than going down! I hated to leave this beautiful spot but unfortunately it was time to move along. I will definitely be revisiting Soco again!
Next on the blog: Blue Ridge Parkway!