Nantahala Jeep® Tours

Falling Waters Nantahala

Nantahala Jeep® Tours – Follow in the steps of the early explorers and steep yourself in the beauty on the back roads of this region. Let our skilled and knowledgeable local guides open your eyes to North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Waterfall Tour

Explore the mountain up close and personal on this 2-hour tour. County and Forest Service roads offer amazing views, beautiful lakes and waterfalls, and a glimpse into local culture.

What’s Included

  • On-trail snack
  • Spectacular waterfalls
  • Visit the Appalachian Trail

Rails & Trails

Start on rails and end on trails on this intrepid 7-hour adventure by train and a customized Jeep®. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad takes you through the Nantahala Gorge and over Fontana Lake. Switch gears at the top to see waterfalls, lakes and the Appalachian Trail by Jeep®.

What’s Included

  • 7-hour trip with a 2-hour train ride
  • Jeep® exploration of the mountain
  • Waterfalls and lakes
  • Visit the Appalachian Trail
  • Picnic lunch
  • All transportation included


  • Nantahala Rafting

    Wildwater offers fully guided, guide-assisted and rental raft trips on the Nantahala River.

  • Nantahala Ziplining

    Fly through the trees on the longest ziplines in Nantahala!

  • Train Adventures

    Combine the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad with whitewater rafting in the Nantahala Gorge.


  • Yurt Village

    Our comfortable, traditional yurts are a unique and inspiring alternative to cabin rentals.

  • Group Lodge

    Our casual mountain group lodge accommodates up to 40 people with all amenities.

  • Group Campsite

    Our new private group campsite has tent platforms, grassy tent sites, and a private bathhouse.