Sparkle Falls

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.