Rainbow & Turtleback Falls-Near NC 281 in Transylvania County near HWY 64 intersection.
Go to Gorges State Park for trail and hiking info.
Seasonal Photo Tips
In winter: you'll find interesting photo opportunities at many waterfalls.
As many freeze over look for ice to shed new "light" on, around, or within your subject.
White from snow and silvery grays can help refract light unless you prefer the contrast
that the winter time generally provides. However, do not climb any potentially hazardous surface.
They are dangerous and lives have been lost!
As winter fades to spring, we receive an opportunity to see many
of these waterfalls at maximum capacity. April showers and such. Be sure to check 'em out!
Often, the blooming buds and flowers of spring add great colors to backgrounds as well as foregrounds.
Summer Rules! Sorry, we can't help it. Heat and humidity are beaten by the cool refreshing
mountain streams in the Old North State. Whether you found a swimming hole or just a quick head dunking, you
will find many a waterfall to have thick green healthy foliage nearby. (Even if it is Kudzu!) Refreshment factor
alone makes summer what it is. Oh yeah, no school either! Afternoon thunderstorms may
often provide a brief increase in water flow levels.
The fall usually provides a fabulous opportunity to create our own masterpiece.
Just work to maximize foliage colors into your foreground and backgrounds and you are set!
Also, during any time of year you can always work with different angles of the Sun for your most natural effects.
Oops! There goes the secret from those professional classes we've read about. Well, we wrote it down first; then we read it!