Buckeye Falls

Greeneville, Tennessee 37744

Buckeye Falls

Buckeye Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Buckeye Falls stakes its claim to being the highest in the East—along with others. However, when it’s flowing well there’s no mistaking that this is one high, yet hard to view, cataract. The hike to reach it is challenging. Several stream fords of Clark Creek lead into Sampson Mountain Wilderness. The rough trail gets rougher when you head straight up a tributary of Clark Creek to 475-foot Buckeye Falls, its slope extending upward beyond view.

Estimates of Buckeye Falls’ height range from 475 to 700 feet, and it is truly one of the—if not the—highest falls in the East. However, being a low-fl ow cascade, more often than not it flows as a narrow spiller then widens and trickles over a wide rock face. Another problem is the inability to view its entirety from its base. However, off trail hikers have viewed Buckeye Falls during leaf-off from nearby Chigger Ridge."

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Trail Information

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Skill Level
5- 7 hours
Cherokee National Forest, Unaka Ranger District, 4900 Asheville Hwy., Greeneville, TN 37743, (423) 638-4109, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Contacts
National Geographic Cherokee & Pisgah National Forests—French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers; USGS Flag Pond
Local Maps

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Jul 2018