Robbinsville Roadies

The following 5 waterfalls are all along US129 North of Robbinsville. The distances are from the bridge over Calderwood Lake. If you want to use the distance from the intersection of NC443 and US129, that mileage is in parentheses. Since these five are all roadside, I’m going to lump them together. I don’t know what they look like under normal conditions but on Flash Flood Friday they were all looking good.


0.8 Miles (14.2) – Park at Nantahala Forest Sign

Bear Creek Falls (Bear Creek) – 25 feet high, across the Cheoah River

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Bear Creek Falls – December 2018

Bear Creek Falls (Cheoah River) – 12 feet high, upstream from Bear Creek

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Flood stage on the Cheoah – December 2018

1.6 Miles (15.0) – Park on right after falls

Aiken Branch Falls – 50+ feet high on left side of road

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Great flow at Aiken Branch Falls – December 2018

2.1 Miles (15.5) – Turn Right on NC28 and drive 2.3 miles – Park on right after falls

Judy Branch Falls – 50+ feet high on left side of road

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Judy Branch Falls after the rains – December 2018

2.1 Miles (15.5) – Turn Right on NC28 and drive 7.2 miles – Park on right after falls (4.9 miles from Judy Branch Falls)

Sweet Branch Falls – 40 feet high on left side of road – kind of cluttered

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