"A short, steep hike down a sheer cliff for spectacular bottom-up views of a 100-foot waterfall. The footing on the extremely steep, 400-foot descent is treacherous in rainy or icy conditions. Whatever the weather, you should wear footwear with adequate ankle support and soles appropriate for walking on slippery surfaces.
From the trailhead, you move down quickly through rhododendron and mountain laurel, and within minutes you can hear the rush of Cox Camp Creek pouring out of the North Carolina mountains. Depending on the season and the density of the foliage, you soon encounter views of the powerful stream galloping out of plateau forest, dancing through rocky rapids, and then dropping in a dead fall to the floor of the V-shaped gorge. During the fall migration of songbirds and raptors, this cliff is an excellent vantage point from which to view warblers, vireos, ravens, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles."