895 – Lyn Lowry Falls

Accessibility – Hard+

Height – 30′ (two drops)

Distance – 5.0 (out and back)

Beauty – 5

Photo rating – 3

Solitude – 10

GPS Info: LAT 35.474481 LONG -83.113557

Last Updated – 01-10-2023

Last Visited – 04-23-2022

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Lyn Lowry Falls is at the same elevation as Alyssa Falls, but it is on an unnamed trib that enters East Fork Campbell creek on river right. Lyn Lowry Falls is the same disatnce from the confluence as Alyssa Falls. Even the two of these put together make it hard to justify the effort.

I can provide a starting point and the locations of the five waterfalls on this hike, but otherside I can’t really give any other details. The hike started here on the Blue Ridge Parkway: 35.46196, -83.1247. It left the parkway a tenth of a mile later. There is no reference point. From the parkway, the goal is to reach the trail that connects Mt Lyn Lowry and Waterrock Knob. You will cross the MST on the way, so the first trail you reach is not the one you want. Before you get too far into this, you need to be going UP at this point. It’s about half a mile to reach the trail. Make a right. In about a tenth of a mile, the adventure begins. We just found the place that looked the least steep and overgrown. In time we reached East Fork Campbell Creek and followed that to the various waterfalls. That’s really all I have on this one becasue, on my visit, we managed to thread the needle between the cliffs around Campbell Creek Falls. There is no way I can tell you the exact route, and a few feet in either direction and it’s cliff city.

My advice would be to find someone who has been there and go with them. There is just so much that can go wrong on this hike, and this is a long way from cell service.

Lyn Lowry Falls is two drops, but the lower one is covered in crap and it doesn’t allow you to see the prettier upper section, so I climbed up to have a look. In a picture my friend Beth took while I was on the upper part taking pictures, you can’t even see me in her pictures. I can’t even tell you how much I wanted a cloud with all the moss and color in the rocks.