389 – Cleft Falls

Accessibility – Hard+

Height – 20′

Distance – Less than 1.7 (out and back)

Beauty – 8

Photo rating – 8

Solitude – 8

GPS Info: LAT 35.16927 LONG -82.95476

Last Updated – 12-21-2018

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For full hike recap go here: The Waterfalls of Fork Creek

Cleft Falls is akin to Stillhouse Falls where the river is forced into a narrow opening but in this instance the opening is several feet wide. The drop is about 8 feet but where the water hits the rock is eroded, creating a rooster tail. On this day, the tail was lengthy.

The rooster tail at Cleft Falls – December 2018
The upper drop – December 2018

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