French Broad Falls is one of five named falls located on the property of Living Waters Ministry in Balsam Grove, NC. To get there, start at the intersection of US 64 and NC 215 in Rosman, NC and drive north for 7.7 miles where you will find Living Waters Ministry on the left. Park in the back of their parking near the “red chalet.” Before starting your hike, please check in with the staff of Living Waters and thank them for allowing you to visit their waterfalls. After you see these cascades, you’ll probably want to go back and really thank the staff one more time.
At the end of the parking lot, you’ll see a bridge crossing Mill Shoals Creek. Cross the bridge and continue past the front of the “red chalet.” You’ll think you’re going too far, but you will eventually finding a trail on the right which will take you to the back of the “red chalet” and a front view of French Broad Falls.
This dead-on frontal view of the falls is excellent. Standing in at only 15 feet, it still is dramatic because that 15 feet is all plunge and the water flow is wider than the falls are tall. You will even be able to see the clarity of the French Broad River as the water moves to the brink and breaks into whitewater for the plunge.
And you’ve only started to see what the Living Waters property has to offer.