897 – Lower Plott Hound Falls

Accessibility – Hard+

Height – 20′

Distance – 5.0 (out and back)

Beauty – 3

Photo rating – 3

Solitude – 10

GPS Info: LAT 35.476765 LONG -83..112874

Last Updated – 01-10-2023

Last Visited – 04-23-2022

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Lower Plott Hound Falls was the last stop on this adventure. It was only a tenth of a mile downstream from Campbell Creek Falls. The lower falls dumped right into Campbell Creek, but with a long way to go to get out, I didn’t venture in for a closer look. Next time.

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.

Lower Plott Hound Falls is one drop shrowded in rhodo. Plott Hound Falls is higher up.