Fall Branch Falls | Blue Ridge
Take Aska Road south 8 miles and turn right on Stanley Creek Road.Go 3.1 miles to the “parking lot” on the right just past the bridge over Falls Branch
Fall Branch Falls is a fun hike with the kids. We went in spring after visiting Lilly Pad Village, which is just right down the road. I was able to do it with my 6 yr old and 2 yr old, easily.
It is a very peaceful hike, without a nearby road or neighborhood. The trees are towering, creating shade and lush scapes of fern and moss along the sides of the trail. The creek is filled with large rocks, as well, creating a rushing sound as the water runs down, adding to the tranquil nature of the hike.
This hike is not a flat terrain, smooth surface walk, but it is a relatively easy hike – and short – to the base of the falls (which are about 30 ft.) It’s fun for kids because of the rocks and roots along the way, and the special waterfall “destination” at the end. I like that it is shady and peaceful, and somewhat remote.
It took about 15 minutes to get to the falls. Be sure to keep an eye on the signs…the lower falls are on a trail that veers off to the right of the main trail and could be missed if you are keeping watch on the kids.
PS – this is a stop on a Self Guided Tour map that the CVB has created and made available at their office and on line. We completed the entire tour and really enjoyed it. For those interested, there are three other waterfalls in the county – follow the web address above to see more.
After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.