GPS for waterfall: 34.75577, -83.30978
Water source: Shoulder Bone Branch
Height: approximately 35 feet
Sparkle Falls was given its name by Andy Kunkle and his hiking group in mid-2016, when they discovered this previously undocumented waterfall, and named it Sparkle for the way the water droplets seemed to sparkle off the moss.
Parking: Going west on Highway 76, turn left onto Damascus Church Road. Go right at the intersection at Chattooga Belle Farms, staying on Damascus Church Road. At the stop sign, make a right. Drive for approximately .8 mile, and park in front of the gate to the old logging road. There is a church just ahead on the left, so you know if you’ve reached the church, you’ve gone too far. Parking GPS is 34.74179, -83.29897. This is the same parking and trailhead for Sid’s Falls and Maxie Duke Falls.
Hike: Follow the logging road, through the fields, and then into the woods on the narrow trail. At around 34.75495, -83.30764, the trail makes a right and begins the steep descent down to Sid’s. Sparkle Falls is downstream from Sid’s Falls, and requires a steep and difficult bushwhack/creekwalk. There is no trail.