327 – Lower Thompson Ridge Falls

Accessibility – Moderate+

Height – 40′ (two drops)

Distance – 1.60 (out and back)

Beauty – 8

Photo rating – 9

Solitude – 9

GPS Info: LAT 35.39148 LONG -82.74678

Last Updated – 09-30-2018


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When I set off to explore the two waterfall on Thompson Ridge, I approached it begrudgingly as one of those hikes I was going to do only for the sake of knocking them off the Kevin Adams 500 list. After such bushwhacking gems as Cradle Falls and No-Name Cove Falls I had it set in my mind that I was going to be getting scraped up making my way to a giant wet rock with a dribble of water, covered in downfall and guarded by fields of stinging nettle. I got none of the above. Instead I got this. If you wanna see how I got to this one, read the hike for Upper Thompson Ridge Falls

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Wow! – September 2018
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Lower Thompson Ridge Falls after the rains – September 2018
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On this day it was the best waterfall in this part of Pisgah – September 2018

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