219 – Reese Place Falls

Accessibility – Medium

Height – Approx 65′

Distance – 1.52 miles (out and back)

Beauty – 6

Photo rating – 5

Solitude – 8

GPS Info: LAT 35.1154 LONG -82.7089

Last Updated: 09-07-2017


Reese Place Falls is located in the soon to be opened Headwaters State Park. At this time I don’t know what the status of this waterfall is as far as public access. I saw one area posted on the hike but it didn’t seem to include the path I took to get there. Other than this one sign I didn’t see any no trespassing signs and the roads getting to it were all open and not posted. For now I’ll leave it as a description of the hike. If and when I find out if this area is open to the public I will furnish driving directions.

The hike to Reese Place Falls is just over 0.75 of a mile one way, with the majority of it along an old logging grade. The gently sloping logging road is easy to follow and the only time it gets a little confusing is when you get to a wild life clearing. The path becomes almost non-existent at this point but if you go straight through the clearing, you’ll pick up the trail again. There is one more section of trail that is overgrown before you get to the only challenging part of the hike. This is the final section of the trail getting to the falls. At this point the trail will ascend steeply with a major drop off on the right side. The section is relatively short but it can be intimidating. Once you get beyond this section the trail comes to the base of the falls.

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The upper section of Reese Place Falls – September 2017
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The entire waterfall – September 2017
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The lower drop and the pool – September 2017

 

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