Crossland Creek Falls

GPS for waterfall: 34.91628, -83.08276

Water source:  Crossland Creek

Height:  approximately 12-15 feet

This waterfall on Crossland Creek is a perfect example that size doesn’t equal beauty.  Between 12 and 15 feet high, it is stunning in its beauty and full of character. It’s one of the few grotto-type waterfalls in Oconee County.

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On the way to this beauty, you’ll pass by a couple of smaller falls, maybe 10-12 feet each in size.  Depending on what your classification of a waterfall is, you may consider them just large cascades in the creek.  Regardless, they are both very scenic drops.  This is the first one you come to:

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And the second one:

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Parking:  Going south on Highway 11, turn left onto Cheohee Valley Road.  After 2.1 miles, turn left onto Tamassee Knob Road.  In .4 mile, turn right onto Jumping Branch Road.  In approximately 2.8 miles, there will be a gated forest service road on the left.  Park here, being sure to not block the gate, GPS 34.91051, -83.06634.  

Hike:  Hike the forest service road until it crosses Crossland Creek, approximately 1.2 miles.  From there, hike upstream to the falls, finding your best way along the creek banks and in the creek when necessary.  It is not an overly difficult bushwhack, but experience in off-trail hiking will be helpful.  From the road, it is a little less than .4 mile to Crossland Creek Falls.