Accessibility – Hard
Height – 50′
Distance – 2.2 (out and back)
Beauty – 7
Photo rating – 6
Solitude – 7
GPS Info: LAT 35.22399 LONG -83.53786
Last Updated – 01-15-2023
Last Visited – 08-04-2019
Indian Camp Creek Falls is a roughly 50 foot high waterfall on Indian Camp Creek. The falls is really nice, but the hike isn’t easy, mostly becuase the old logging road is like an obstical course of downfall.The other thing I don’t like about this one in the parking situation. When you get to the gate, there is an abandoned house across the road from where you park. On my first visit, someone in the house behind where I parked was cranking out Smoke on the Water on their electric guitar.
The trailhead is at the end of Upper Burnington Road at this point: 35.21471, -83.53106.
The hike follows the road for about 0.3 of a mile. At this point, leave the road, heading to your right. There will be a crossing of Burningtown Creek and it may be hard to find but there is an old road that you can follow to a crossing of Indian Camp Creek. It it a steep climb once you’re across but once you scale the bank you will be on another old road. This one will be your trusty guice for most of the hike. It’s going to follow close to the creek on river left. When it crosses you have to walk in the creek to get to where the road picks up on the other side.After the crossing there is more downfall to contend with, and the trail gets steep. You may of may not see it, but 0.9 of a mile into the hike, Joe Dave Branch joins Indian Camp Creek. If you’re on the road you have nothing to worry about but if you’re in the creek you need to ensure you take the branch to your left when facing upstream. It’s 0.25 of a mile to the falls from the confluece. The next view requires getting down to the base.
There is some clutter to contend with in 2019 and it was still there in 2021. It is still a great waterfall.