LENGTH: 0.6 miles
Take a short hike to the breathtaking Fall Branch Falls! Fall Branch Falls is a 75 foot waterfall in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Enjoy the falls from an observation deck, located at the bottom of the falls, Or hike to the top for a birds eye view. If you want, continue on the Benton MacKaye Trail for another 2 miles (total elevation climb of 1400' feet) for some excellent views from Rocky Mountain. (The trail actually climbs to the top of the mountain and the climb is well-done and gradual.)
HELPFUL TIPS FROM LOCALS: The trail begins on the north side of the road and starts its ascent to the top of the falls. An unmarked trail on your right leads to the base of the falls (50 yards) here an observation deck offers a spectacular view of the waterfalls. Use extreme caution around these falls! The rocks are slippery and dangerous. Return to the parking area on the same trail.