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


Home     Alphabetical Listing     Numerical Listing     Location Listing    NC281N


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.

DSC_18493
The rooster tail at Cleft Falls – December 2018
DSC_18494
The upper drop – December 2018

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s