Accessibility – Easy+
Height: Approx 25′-30′ (cluttered)
Distance – 0.4 (out and back)
Beauty – 3
Photo rating – 3
Solitude – 6
GPS Info: LAT 35.3128 LONG -82.8232
Last updated – 11.25.2017
FR225 Falls is roadside waterfall accessed from FR225 not far from where FR225C meets FR225. The waterfall is on a low volume creek and on my visit it was covered in downfall. It took me some time to clear some of the smaller clutter from the falls but a huge tree was lying across the middle of the falls that there was no way to move. The falls is maybe 25-30 feet but due to the clutter, you can only get a partial shot of the top part and it lacks. The fact it is less than half a mile from the parking area to the falls is about the only saving grace.
From the intersection of US64/NC280/US276 in Brevard, follow 276 10.3 miles to the turn for FR475B (Headwaters Road) on the left. From the Blue Right Parkway the right turn to FR475B is about 4.7 miles. FR475B connects with 475 not to far from the fish hatchery but at certain times of the year the access gates are closed so you might want to check at the ranger station for potential road closures or you could end up doing a lot of backtracking. From the intersection with US276 drive 3.2 miles and make a right onto FR225. The road was in very good shape on my visit in 2017. As you follow FR225 you will pass FR225A on the left and FR225B on the left. When you come to FR225C, which is gated and heavily overgrown, park at the large pullout on the left.
Walk along FR225 heading downhill toward the left hand bend in the road. The falls is on the uphill side of the road (right side). You can see hints of it through the trees but for a better view you’re going to have to make your way up the creek. This waterfall isn’t worth a ton of effort.