Height: 85 feet
Trail Type: Boardwalk
Hike Distance: A few yards
What happens when you let real estate developers have access to a great waterfall? They ruin it. Such is the case with Connestee and Batson Creek Falls just off of US 276 south of Brevard. Back before any kind of real estate development was taking place, you could easily hike down to the base where both Carson and Batson Creeks met, forming two huge waterfalls. The area was known as the Silver Slip.
Today, you can park in the big parking lot for Connestee Falls Realty and walk along a really nice boardwalk to the top of both falls. You can’t even see Conestee Falls, and you get a small view of the first 10 feet or so of Batson Creek Falls. That’s it. The trail to the base was closed and fenced off. There are rumors that the county will reopen access to the base, but no one knows when that will actually happen. If and when it does, this waterfall will be absolutely worth it. Right now, you can skip it.
From the intersection of US 64 and US 276 in downtown Brevard, head south on US 276 for 5.8 miles and park in the big lot for Connestee Falls Realty
The boardwalk begins at the end of the parking lot opposite the road and takes you to the edge of Carson Creek at the brink of Connestee Falls. You can’t see it, but you can see Batson Creek Falls in the distance.