863 – Rock Jaw Falls

Accessibility – Moderate

Height – 15′

Distance – 0.8 (out and back)

Beauty – 3

Photo rating – 4

Solitude – 3

GPS Info: LAT 34.99563 LONG -83.02824

Last Updated – 01-12-2023

Last Visited – 01-01-2022

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Rock Jaw Falls is a 15 foot slide with a huge overhanging rock on river right that gives it it’s name.

The hike to this one is off trail but it isn’t too bad as far as bushwhackg go. The parking will be roadside on SC130. There is a pullout at 34.99369, -83.02658.

The hike to the falls begins on SC130, heading North (uphill), toward Limber Pole Creek. It isn’t quite 0.2 miles before you need to leave the road on your left when facing up the hill, and head down the embankment. It’s steep for the first few feet before the ground flattens out, The rhodo will force you to cross pretty quickly and the remainder the hike will be on river left. The trek stays close to the creek, with the only time it veers away being to get around Upper Limber Pole Falls. If you parked where I indicated, and started your track there, it is just over 0.3 before you’ll reach Upper Limber Pole Falls. Swing wide of the falls after checking it out, and barely 0.1 of a mile later you will come to Rock Jaw Falls. Reverse course to get back to the road, and you can stay a little bit wider to make getting around Upper Limber Pole Falls a little easier.