Eastatoe Falls

Height: 60 feet
Trail Type: Dirt
Hike Distance: 0.2 miles round trip
Difficulty: 1
Beauty: 10

Overview:

This waterfall graces the cover of Kevin Adams’s third edition of his waterfall guide, and for good reason – it’s almost impossible for this waterfall to look bad. Even better, it’s one of the easiest falls to get to. The falls drop in two different free falls before making a left turn and cascading down to the base. “Eastatoe” was the Cherokee name for the Carolina parakeet, a beautiful green/blue bird with a yellow and orange head. There were likely tons of birds flying around and nesting at the falls when it was discovered, giving inspiration to naming the falls. Unfortunately, the Carolina parakeet went extinct in the early 1900s thanks to extensive hunting for their bright plumage.

Directions:

Unfortunately, this waterfall is now on private property. The original owners sold the house where you could park and the new owners no longer allow visitors. Such a shame. 

Hike Description:

If you don’t see the falls from where you park, you can easily follow the huge, wide grassy path to the edge of the woods where you’ll definitely see the falls.