597 – Bruce Knob Falls

Accessibility – Hard+

Height: Approx 90 feet

Distance – 5.2 miles (out and back)

Beauty – 6

Photo rating – 5

Solitude – 10

GPS Info: LAT 35.23697 LONG -82.91177

First Visit: 07-24-2019

Most Recent Visit – 11-08-2020

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To get to Bruce Knob Falls, first hike to Johnnies Creek Falls, cross Johnnies Creek and work your way around the ridge, angling downstream toward the confluence of the two creeks. Try and stay up above the rhodo line where the woods are more open but don’t get too high up. When you swing into the drainage adjacent to Johnnies Creek, the falls is about 0.2 of a mile from the confluence of the two creeks. It is the same distance from the confluence as Johnnies Creek Falls. You can be on either side of the creek for the final approach. If you go with decent water, you will be impressed. On other days, not so much. It is a tall waterfall but the creek isn’t high volume so timing is key.

In another one of them topo map oddities, the stream that Bruce Knob Falls is on does not show on topo maps but Johnnies Creek does so when you drop your pin for Bruce Knob Falls, it will show up in the middle of the woods.

Very good flow in November of 2020