There are number of waterfalls on private property, which we don’t get to see, but Hurricane Falls is not in that category, at least some times.
Easy to find, just take NC 107 north from Cashiers, NC for 1.8 miles to North Norton Road (there will be a school on your left just at the intersection). Left of North Norton for about a half mile where you will cross a bridge. As you do cross, the road will swing around to the right and begin to climb. You will see the backwaters of Lake Glenville on your right.
As the road climbs past where you think you need to be to see the waterfall, you’ll come to a small gravel parking lot. Park here and walk back down the roadside toward the bridge. You’ll see Hurricane Falls as it drops directly into Lake Glenville from the mountainside. A house sits nearby along with a floating dock.
The cascade is 2 main tiers with a run in between. Listed at 40 feet, it doesn’t look that tall, but this could be due to the viewing distance. You are high up on a steep and rocky slope which, if you’re daring enough, would put you on the shore of the lake directly across from the waterfall; however, it is unclear how good a view this would present. The guides all say the best view is from a boat on Lake Glenville, but if you didn’t bring your boat with you, stay up on the roadside for a view through the trees.
Having said that, there is a serious caveat about viewing this waterfall. This is a winter viewing site. With foliage on the trees, it is doubtful Hurricane Falls can be seen at all.