Blue Hole Falls

GPS for waterfall:  34.76170, -83.18971

Water source:  Cedar Creek

Height:  Approximately 25 feet visible from the base


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Parking:  Going north on Highway 28, turn left onto Whetstone Road.  Go .6 mile and turn left onto Cassidy Bridge Road.  Drive on Cassidy Bridge Road for .8 mile, and turn left onto Rich Mountain Road, which is FS744.  After 3.2 miles, turn right onto FS 744C.  Drive 2.4 miles on FS744C, and park at the entrance of FS2658 without blocking the road, GPS 34.76174, -83.18584.

Hike:  This waterfall is immediately below Cedar Creek Falls.  The entire hike to the base of Blue Hole is approximately 1.3 miles round trip.  From the car, hike down FS2658 for .3 mile.  Turn left to follow the path.  You will see a rock that’s been painted to point the way.  Follow the path for less than .1 mile and turn left onto a trail.  There is another faint path before this one that leads to nowhere, so be sure to take the second path, GPS 34.76163, -83.18898.  This will lead you directly to the base of Cedar Creek Falls.  From here, carefully cross the creek and work your way down.  The rocks here are incredibly slick.  Ropes are necessary for a safe descent to the base.

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