are located in the Unaka Mountain Wilderness, Unicoi County in South East Tennessee
Rock Creek Waterfalls near
Flagpond,Unicoi County Tennessee
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Getting there: If you started out from Johnson City TN., go south on US/19w and US/23 toward
Rock Creek crossings
The trail crosses over to the other side of the creek several times. Depending on the time of year you take this journey the creek crossings vary from simple hops over rocks and logs to wading across. Due to a wet June 2003 prior to our hike the conditions warranted the removal of shoes for the crossing and sometimes the rock is slippery, so take your time.
Rock Creek Lower Falls
As the trail wound back and forth across Rock Creek and If you go all the way to the falls, you will cross the creek four times before arriving at the lower falls. Waterfalls are sometime unsafe so care should be taken to not damage yourself or the waterfalls or the environment. You must descend steeply to reach the base of the first fall and the upper falls is a short distance further on the main trail.
For waterfalls enthusiasts eager to see a beautiful setting for an waterfalls in Unicoi County Tennessee, The Upper Rock Creek waterfall is the place to go. With beautiful Scenery of Unaka Mountain Wilderness and of Unicoi County in South East Tennessee. Nothing is more photogenic,peaceful,enchanting and calming in Unicoi County then the Rock Creek Upper waterfall, this falls is worth visiting.
In all we took 4.5 hours to complete the hike up to the falls and back. However, the times can be misleading. Our initial hike up included more stops for observation, and time spent wading across the creek. On the way back we kept up a fairly constant pace. The second half of the hike was accomplished in about an hour and half.
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