241 – Lower Brasstown Falls

Accessibility – Difficult

Height – Approx 25′

Distance – 0.70 miles (out and back)

Beauty – 7

Photo rating – 8

Solitude – 10

GPS Info: LAT 34.7181 LONG -83.3038

Last Updated: 10-07-2017

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Lower Brasstown Falls is nothing at all like it’s upstream companions nor is the hike to it. The already steep, narrow trail takes on a new dimension as I was forced to hold onto the exposed roots to make my way downstream. There are ample hand and footholds but the trek will be nerve-racking and absolutely not for everyone. On my visit it was late in the day and with a potentially fatal fall lurking below, I was forced to crawl along the exposed roots, holding on with both hands as a swarm of angry ants were attacking my ankles. Once you get below the lower falls, a steep path leads down to the creek, which you will have to wade if you want to get a good picture. With my ankles burning from dozens of ant bites, the cold water came as a welcome relief!

The only thing left now is the climb out and the hike back!


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