Rock Creek Falls

Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Rock Creek Falls

Rock Creek Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike is an East Tennessee classic. Start at the historic Rock Creek Recreation Area just outside of Erwin. Hike along lively Rock Creek. Enter the Unaka Mountain Wilderness, and take a narrow path deep into a mountain chasm fi lled with bluff s rising among lush woods. Hop Rock Creek several times and come to an attractive falls. Hike a little farther to reach the semicircular rock amphitheater into which the actual Rock Creek Falls tumbles. Admire its two-tiered beauty before returning to the recreation area, a worthy destination in its own right."

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Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee (Falcon Guides)
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"This wilderness waterfall hike begins at historic Rock Creek Recreation Area. It leaves the Civilian Conservation Corps–built enclave and enters Unaka Mountain Wilderness and a bluff-lined, tree-filled mountain gorge. Several creek crossings lead you to the first act, the 30-foot Lower Rock Creek Falls. End at the main event, a semicircular stone cliff over which 50-foot Rock Creek Falls dashes." Read more

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a nice walk the campground there is really nice also

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Trail Information

Johnson City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Pisgah National Forest
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Dec 2018