QUILLAN CREEK AND CANYON------One way to get to quillan creek is to park on the old arnold motorway on forest service road #208, its about 2 1/2 miles down forest service road #208 on the right after you turn off of forest servive road#203. Park there on forest service road#208 and follow the old road bed south, after about 20 minutes or so you will drop off of the ridge down to where it crosses quillan creek, turn left and follow the creek downsteram to the canyon. Another way to access quillan creek canyon is drive about another 1/2 mile down forest service road#208. Right before the road turns left, there is a small parking spot on the right, proceed to walk south, there is a trail there, may be hard to see, because of all the downed trees, but follow it about 1/4 to 1/2 mile to the end of the ridge and turmn to your left and drop off down into the drainage,ther you will find the remains of an old whisky still, as you start down the drainage, you will pass a large beech tree on your right, it has a carving called the hands up tree. As you head on down the creek the walk is not bad at all, but there are 3 very good sized waterfalls you will pass on your way down. The drainage you will follow is called riddle creek, once you get down to quillan, turn to your right and follow it upstream. I have read that you cant walk up quillan creek, but i have been there and you can walk all the way up quillqn creek, its really simple to do, yes, it does get rough once you get to where the cascades are, after that its easy to walk, as a matter of fact you can walk all the way up to where the old arnold motorway crosse quillan creek, and thats where you can come out at. If there has been a sufficient amount of rainfall, there are numerous waterfalls in quillan creek canyon, there are probably more waterfalls in this canyon than anyother in the wilderness that i know of. At the head of the canyon, if you want to consider it the head of the canyon, where the cascades are, there is small creek coming in from the right, there is a waterfall there, its sorta small but nice, make your way up the creek above the falls, and you will find key hole falls.
KINGS COVE AREA------ I have never been to the kings cove area, but hope to soon. Theres really only 2 ways that i know how to get there. About 3 miles down forest service road #208, where the road turns left and starts to fall off into a hollow, there is an old road bed on the right that is suppossed to lead you straight down into the kings cove area, or you can park at the thompson creek trailhead, and follow the thompson creek trail about 2 1/2 miles and try to find a place to cross thompson creek on your right. Good luck finding a place, for i have never been able to croos. If you do get across, go to your left and follow the bluffs around to the kings cove area, as i said, i dont know what is there, but i read that there was a nice waterfall there.
WINDMILL HOUSE---- This place is not known by very many people, it is a nice and pleasant walk to get to. You begin at the randolph trailhead #202. There is a gate blocking the old road at the parking lot,start out following the old road north for around 1/2 mile, look for the trail marker for trail # 201 and turn left off of the old road, continue to follow trail #201 until trail # 209 comes in from the right, there will be trail markers here at this point, stay straight or to your left on trail #201, you will walk around another 1/4 to 1/2 mile or so, you should see a very old trail marker as the trail turns left, at this point there is an old road bed that goes to the right, follow this old road bed down to where the old windmill and house are at. There will be some downed trees you will have to negotiate, there is a slight trail to follow, just pick the old road bed up that leads down to the windmill. You can access the sipsey river from where trail #209 comes into trail #201, it is a lot closer than following trail #201 all the way around. Once you are at the windmill house, if you walk back up the old road about 100 yards, turn to your left and make your way down the hill to pick up trail #209 to go down to the sipsey river. You can go left at the river and up to where the sipsey river rapids are at, turn right at the river and the trail will cross the river shortly to pick back up with trail #209.
PYRAMID FALLS----- Also known as white creek falls, can be accessed from trail #209, you park at the randolph trailhead, and proceed to walk north on the old road that is gated. Its probably around 1/2 mile to where trail #201 turns left. Take trail#201 and follow it to where trail # 209 turns off to the right, there are trail markers here, follow it all the way down to the sipsey river, turn right and go to, the first branch that comes in from the right,there is part of a trail there, but follow the branch back up into a hollow to where the falls is, there are a few trees down, but not to bad, once you are at the falls, you can access pool falls from there, you have to climb up the bluffs to the right of pyramid falls, its a little slick, at one point you will have to get down on your hands and knees to get all the way up, be very careful here, one slip up could be dissastrous, but once you get up, just walk about 30 yards or so to where pool falls are.
PARKER FALLS---- The canyon in which parker falls are located is very beautiful, there at least 2 more waterfalls you pass before you reach parker, most people only see one, but the other is there. From the intersection of cranal road(on the west side of the wilderness) and county raod 3434 meet, go north about 1 3/4 mile to a small parking area on the right. The trail starts right as you cross the mound of dirt that is there, follow the trail through a pine forest, after a little bit the trail goes into the hardwoods, cotinue on down into the hollow, you will cross a small branch, and proceed down the hill beside a nice waterfall, the hill is very steep, cross the branch below the falls, go down stream and to the right and it will drop off into a flat area, and parker falls is just ahead, parker cascades is around 1/2 mile downstream from parker falls.
PHANTOM BLUFF---- Phantom bluff is just a face in the bluff, to see it, go on forest service road #210 from kinlock falls, when the road makes a sharp turn to the right to go uphill, there is a pull off on the left where you can park, follow the trail off the hill down to the creek, the trail is hard to follow,but it is there, once you get down to the stream, the face in the bluff is across from you.
KINLOCK FALLS----- Kinlock falls is the best know falls in the wilderness. Go north from the cranal road and county raod 3434 intersection about 2 1/2 miles or so, park right before you get to the bridge on your right, and the falls are probably 40 yards or so off of the road, you can hear it when you get out. There is a smaller falls just below kinlock falls, if you can get across the creek, you can get over to it, some call it the kinlock shoot. If you go to kinlock falls during the summer, there will probably be people sliding off it or swimming below the falls, i have seen people jump from the bluff into the pool below kinlock.
HUBBARD CREEK CASCADES----- Hubbard creek cascades can be accessed from the parking area for kinlock falls, just walk across the bridge and turn and go up stream, maybe 1/2 mile or so, you will go through some pretty thick mountain laurel, the trail gets a little faint, but just keep going up stream and you will hear the cascades, they go all the wayfrom one side of the creek to the other.
KINLOCK ROCK SHELTER------ To get to the kinlock rock shelter, go north on forest service road # 210 from the kinlock falls parking area, when you top the hill the road goes left then back to the right, at this point there is a gated road on your left, park here and follow the road up the hill, right as you get to the top, watch for a trail to your right, follow it across the ridge about 200 yards or so and it will start off down into a hollow, the trail gets very stepp here, so be careful, just follow the trail down and to the right and it will take you right to the shelter. There are some petroglyphs here that date back some 2,000 years.
JOHNSON CEMETERY---- I have never personnally been to this place, but i thought it would be good to list it, it has some very old graves. It is located about one mile down trail #202, park at the randolph trailhead, start at the gated road and follow it for about a mile, the cemetery is on each side of the road.
THE SIPSEY RAPIDS--- To get to the sipsey rapids,there are about 3 different ways to get there, but the way i will give will be from the thompson creek trailhead. It is located at the end of fsr#208 on the west side of the wilderness, its 4 miles to the trailhead after you turn onto fsr #208 from fsr #203. The trailheadis just across the bridge to the right at thompson creek. As you followtrail #206, at about 1/2 mile you will croos white oak branch, proceed up the bank and to your left, about 30 yards or so the trail splits, go to your right, continue down trail #206, at probably 3/4 mile or so you will cross another branch, you can follow the branch to your left, back up into a cove, and there are a couple of waterfalls there with sufficient rainfall, but continue on and you will begin to start seeing some very large bluffs to your left, as you continue on down the trail you will see where thompson creek makes a sharp right hand turn, standing on the trail at this point,you can go one of two ways, you can stay straight, and shortly you will cross a small stream of water coming down from off of the bluffs, this waterfall is called "AUBURN FALLS", its a very nice falls,esspecially after a rain,or you can go down to your right, cross a small stream and go up the bank, which can be very slick, and in about 30-40 yards you will pick trail #206 back up,this will cut off about at least 20 minutes of walking, but continue on down the trail. At around 1/2 mile later you will come to what is called "SHIP ROCK" on your left, ther is a nice camping spot just below ship rock, continue on around the trail around the end of the bluffs, the trail circles on around ship rock, as you come around to the point, or the backside of ship rock, there is a place there where you can climb up to the top and walk out to the end of ship rock, its very nice up there, but continue on down the trail which turns to trail #209at this point, you will begin to hear the sound of rushing watre, in about 5 minutes or so you will beat the "SIPSEY RAPIDS", there is a huge overhanging rock that juts out over the rapids, its a nice place to stop and rest at. Also, as you first get to ship rock, you can see what is called "THE NEEDLES EYE", its a large opening or hole through ship rock, you can climb up to it, but it is very difficult. You can access it easierfrom the backside, or the side that the sipsey rapids are on.
NEEDLES EYE--- see directions for sipsey rapids.
SHIP ROCK--- see directions for sipsey rapids
AUBURN FALLS--- see directions for sipsey rapids
THE BIG TREE---The canyon in which the big tree is located in, (east bee branch canyon) is a very beautiful place. The best time to go, to me anyway, is in the fall of the year when the leaves are turning, its really amazing walking to east bee branch canyon amidst the beautiful fall colors of the surrounding. There are several different ways one can go to get to the big tree. I will tell later, but the way i will explain to go is the shortest way possible. Park at the thompson creek trailhead,trail #206, proceed south for about 1/2 ,mile and you will come to whiteoak branch, cross here and go up the bank on the other side, follow the trail about 30-40 yards and you will see atrail going to oyur left, turn here and follow it, you will walk by whiteoak branch for a short piece and the trail will begin to veer right and begin to go uphill, the trail will begin to get pretty steep. As you follow the trail up, you will see some very large bluffs to your right, and whiteoak hollow to your left. Once you get to the top of the bluff line, the walk is easier, but you are still going uphill. Continueon till you get to the top of the ridge, once you get to the top, cross an old road bed, and pick the trail back up, its not to noticible at first, but its there, follow it a short piece and it will begin to drop off into a drainage, keep following it until you get to where the bluff line is, you will have to drop off into another canyon, it is very steep and slick here, go down and around a largerock, or several rocks, there is a small waterfall back up to your right, as you get down the large rocks, the trail goes right beside some very large bluffs on your left,continue on down to a branch, this is west bee branch, cross here and go to your right, the trail is not visible in places, but keep going on, about 20 minutes you will come to another branch, this is east bee branch, cross the branch and there will be a very, very large boulder at this point, the trail goes up around behind it, follow it to your left, and in about 30 minutes or so you will be face to face with the big tree, east bee branch falls is just behind the big tree. To your left is a nice shelter. I have walked in this way before in around an hour and a half, if you go any other way its at least 2 1/2 hours or more. I said there are other ways to go, so i will list them: 1) take trail # 206 to trail #209, follow trail #209 to where east bee branch comes in on your left, turn and follow it up into the canyon to the tree. 2) park at the randolp trailhead, follow trail #202 to trail #201, turn left onto trail #201, follow it to where trail #209 comes in, turn right and follow it to the sipsey river, ford the river where the trail crosses and go right to where east bee branch comesin to your left and follow it up to the tree. 3)park at the sipsey picnic area, follow trail #209 north to the junction of borden creek and the sipsey river, cross the creek here and follow it west. its a long walk to where east bee branch comes in on you right, turn and follow the trail up to the tree. 4) park at the borden creek trailhead, cross the bridge and pick up trail #224 follow it about 4 miles to where trail #204 turns left, turn here and follow it down into east bee branch, about 1 mile later. 5) park at the gum pond trailhead on fsr #223 on the north side of the wilderness, follow trail #223 south to the northwest trail #208, turn left and follow it to where trail # 224 turns right, go to your right and follow it to where trail # 204 turns right and follow it down into east bee branch canyon. 6) park at the thompson creek trailhead and follow trail #208 until it splits with trail # 224, go right on trail #224, follow it to where trail #204 comes in from your right, turn here and follow it down into east bee branch canyon.
LICK BRANCH FALLS--- I have never been here, but i know that you park at the gum pond trailhead, go west into the woods and follow the drainage down to the falls . Dont know how big the falls is, but when i get better directions and how big the falls are, i will post them here.
CLIFTY CREEK FALLS AND CANYON---This is another canyon that i have never been to, but i am going to go sometime. I really dont know just how easy or rough this canyon is to walk, but will find out. To get to clifty creek canyon,park at the borden creek trailhead at the end of fsr #224, walk across the curved bridge and start up the bunyan hill trail #224, and look for a trail leading off to the right, follow it downhill and along the creek, in about 10 minutes or so you will come to the junction of borden creek and braziel creek, turn left and continue on down the trail, now this trail is not on a map, or even a recognized forest service trail, but as you go on, the second stream coming in from you left holds a secret, about 100 yards or so is a waterfall, most people dont even know its there, but continue on up the trail to the next stream on your left, which will be the third stream you come to, this will be clifty creek, turn left and head up into this canyon. There is a nice waterfall a good ways up into the canyon, there is supposed to be another one further up, but dont know.
NARROWS RIDGE--- MORE INFO COMING LATER
FALL CREEK FALLS--- Fall creek falls is a very beautiful place, and with sufficient rainfall the falls are very beautiful. To get to this beautiful place, park at the sipsey river recreation area, park in the upper paking lot. Go north on trail #209 for about a half mile, you will pass a nice waterfall on your right, most people dont know that there is a small waterfall just above this one, but continue on up the trail to the junction of borden creek with the sipsey river, at this point trail #209 crosses the creek. Cross here and head west, in about a half mile you will come to fall creek falls on your right. Just above the falls a short way, is a large beech with the inscription ust and the section, township, and range, this tree was used as a marker tree when our great country was first mapped. Its located where the county lines meet on the map on the right side of the creek.
FEATHER HAWK FALLS--- Feather hawk falls is a relative unknown waterfall, unless you go down trail #202, you will not know its there. It is a very good sized waterfall. To get there, park at the randolph trailhead on cranal road and follow the old road, which is trail #202, follow it down to its end at the sipsey river, its about a 2 3/4 mile hike, but once you get there, like most places, you drop off down into a boxed canyon to where the falls are.
SALTPETER WELLS AND FALLS--- MORE INFO COMING LATER.
EAGLE CREEK FALLS--- Eagle creek is a very beautiful place to visit, but not very well known to a lot of people. Most people dont know just how many waterfalls are in the eagle creek area. There area at least 7 good sized waterfalls to see for those that are on the adventurose side. To get to eagle creek falls, travel west on cranal road from the sipsey river picnic are. The first dirt road to your left is fsr #228. continue on past there about 1/2 mile or so and you will see another dirt road to your left, this is the road for the wolfpen camping area, after you pass this point, start looking to your right, shortly you will see a small parking spot on your right, this is the parking spot for eagle creek. There is no trail to follow, start by following the old road bed from the parking area, what little bit of trail there is will soon dissapear. After about a 1/4 mile you will see a remnant of an old road going left, dont go this way, stay straight on the remnants of a road. You will be walking in a flat hardwood ridge, after a short walk, you start to see an old road to your left, follow it, as you walk it, you will see a hollow on your right, continue on, and start bearing to your right, there is an old road that starts down the right side of the ridge, follow it down around the ridge, and you will begin to hear eagle creek falls. Make your way down the steep hill side to the creek above the falls, cross over above the falls and make your way around on the steep, slick hillside, be careful here, one wrong step could be dissastrous, make your way down the hill to the falls. From here you can walk down stream to little ugly creek. Its a beautiful walk, but the going can be very rough at times, criss crossing the creek, over and under downed trees. As you go down stream, there are at least 2 waterfalls to see, if you dont know where they are, you may not see them, with sufficient rain, you can hear them. Continue on to you first drainage on you left, turn up into this canyon, in about 20 minutes or so, you will be at deer skull falls, from one point here, you can see 3 waterfalls. Further on upstream on liitly ugly creek is a nice sized cascadeing waterfall. If you continue on down eagle creek you will come to helock creek on your right, turn up the creek and you will find hemlock falls.
WOLFPEN FALLS--- Wolfpen falls are located in wolfpen canyon. To get there travel west on cranal road from the sipsey picnic grounds, when you see fsr #228 on your left, wolfpen cemetary is on your right, pull up into where the cemetary is and park. Walk due north and pick up wolfpen creek, follow it down into the canyon to the falls.
TURKEY FOOT FALLS AND CANYON--- This another beautiful place to see. There are 2 very good sized waterfalls, 3 with sufficient rainfall, a rock shelter, and remains of a 1936 ford sedan located here. To see this place, park in the upper parking lot at the sipsey river picnic grounds, walk across the bridge between the 2 parking lots, just as you cross, turn right and pick up the trail, follow it up into the canyon. You will come to a small falls on the creek, its about a 3 foot drop, continue on and you will come to the fram of a 1936 ford sedan. There is a story behind how it got here, but will save for another time. As you continue on up the canyon, you will pass a rock shelter and some large impressive bluffs. Shortly you will come to lower turkey foot falls to your right, cross the creek just past where they meet to get over to the falls. Come back across the creek and head up the hill to your right and walk next to some more bluffs. In a few minutes you will have to drop down a steep and slick hill to the creek to cross over to get up to turkey foot falls, or mize falls as some call it. When you leave you can walk out theway you came in or walk back up the steep bank and climb up the steep trail and follow it up to the road and follow it back to where you parked.
FATMAN SQUEEZE--- This is another interesting place in the wilderness. As you travel south on the borden creek trail #200, about a half mile or so down the trail, it seems as if the trail dissapears into solid rock, but acctually the trail goes through it, there is a waterfall here at the opening of the cave, if you want to call it that, as you enter, you can walk standing up, but the further in you go the tighter it gets, and the darker it gets, you almost have to get down on your hands and knees to get all the way through, and yes, it is a tight squeeze. There is supposed to be another way up and over the top, but dont know for sure if there is. To get there, just follow fsr #224 west off of cranal road down to the trailhead, park and walk south to the "SQUEEZE".
BUNYAN HILL CEMETERY--- INFO COMING LATER
SIPSEY RIVER PICNIC AREA--- This is a very easy place to get to, its located on cranal road, about 3 1/2 miles west from hwy 33. There are picnic tables here for a nice picnic, and a pavillion on down into the picnic area that you can walk back into, there are 2 really nice waterfalls here, some large sheer rock walls, great for repelling. There is a trail that leads from the parking area and goes quite aways back,dont know how far it goes or just what you might see. You can park in the upper parking lot at the sipsey picnic area, and can access the wilderness on trail #209 from here, and you can also access the turkey foot canyon from here.
WEST BEE BRANCH CANYON AND FALLS--- Look under the directions for "the big tree", on how to get to west bee branch, once you get to west bee branch, go left and follow it up into the canyon, there are some very huge sheer rock walls or bluffs there and a waterfall.
WLOFPEN CEMETERY--- See directions for wolfpen falls.
HEMLOCK FALLS--- See directions for eagle creek falls
MATTOX MOTEL--- INFO COMING LATER
WHISKEY STILL--- LOOK UNDER THE DIRECTIONS FOR QUILLAN CANYON
ROCK HOUSE--- INFO COMING LATER
THE BLUE HOLE--- The blue hole is a popular swimming spot, although i wouldnt swim there, but if the creek is up. the pool is pretty deep, there is even a rope for a swing that you can swing out on and dive in. To get there, follow fsr # 208 east from fsr #203 about 4 miles to thompson creek, park and walk about, maybe 150 yards upstream, you cant miss it, you can acctually see it from thompson creek bridge.
KINLOCK CHUTE--- This waterfall is just below kinlock falls, look under the directions for kinlock falls.
FERNGLADE FALLS--- This waterfall is on down stream from hemlock falls, its a nice waterfall, if travel on from where hemlock enters eagle creek, it is the next branch on your right, that is fernglade creek.
DAVIS CREEK FALLS AND CANYON--- This creek is located between cranal road and hwy 33, i have never been here, so i dont know how to tell you to get in there, but i have saw photos of this place and it is very beautiful, when i get directions i will post them here.
WALKER FALLS--- DONT KNOW WHERE THIS PLACE IS, IF YOU KNOW, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
SCHOOL HOUSE FALLS--- This waterfall is located in the kings cove area, its a very nice falls, never been there but gonna go.
FOUNTAIN FALLS--- This waterfall is located in turkey foot canyon between the upper and lower falls, you wont see it unless there has been enough rainfall.
FALLS 3/10 MILE UPSTREAM OF ARNOLD QUILLAN CONFLUENCE--- This is a nice waterfall, sorta small, but nice, its up stream from where the old arnold motorway crosses quillan creek about 1/4 mile on the left.
CASCADES UPSTREAM OF DEER SKULL FALLS--- There is a cascades upstream of deer skull falls, i have seen photos of it and it is beautiful, but dont know how far upstream they are.
CANEY CREEK FALLS AND CANYON---Caney creek is a very beautiful place, if you have never been there, you need to go. The first falls are very beautiful, its wide and tall, and it drops into a green and blue pool of water. To get there, go west on hwy 2 from hwy 33 about 4 miles, there is a small parking area on your right, with a gate blocking a road, park here and follow the road for about 30 minutes to the falls. Once you are at the falls, cross the creek below the pool, be very careful crossing here, once across, you can walk around to your left under an overhang, which is really nice, you can even have a picnic on the sandbar. Head downstream to the lower falls, follow the creek, there is a trail to follow. You will have to cross the creek 3 times on your way down, but its worth it. The lower falls are much wider, but without enough rain, they wont be very wide. The lower falls also drops into a pool. To get down to the falls, continue on downstream on the right side, you will be walking on a side of a hill, the trail then turns left and goes downhill, and yes, it is very slick here, make your way down around a nice rock shelterand back upstream to the falls, once there, there is a smaller falls to your left. Above this smaller falls a short piece is another waterfall, its not very big, but it is nice. The walk downstreamfrom the upper falls will take at least 45 minutes.
HURRICANE CREEK FALLS--- This is another place that i havent ever been to, but i will. I have been told about it, its said that it is a rough hike, but worth the efort. Hurricane creek falls is a very good sized waterfall, besides this one, there is one more waterfall in the area, maybe two. The only way i know to tell how to get there is by the directions i have been given. If you travel south on hwy 33 from cranal road, you will go around 4 miles to fsr #242 on your right, park here if the road is not gated, but you will go to where the road turns right on the map, turn to your left and walk into the woods and down into the drainage and begin to follow it downstream. I dont know just exactly how far down the falls are, but its around 2 1/4 mile all the way to the sipsey river. Once you pass the falls and reach the river, turn left and head down stream to the next branch comeing in from your left, turn left and follow it to another waterfall called high falls. If you keep going downstream on the sipsey river a ways to the next branch comeing in on your left, there is supposed to be a waterfall on that drainage, but dont know for sure. When i get better directions i will post them here.
PAYNE CREEK FALLS AND CANYON--- Payne creek falls is a very beautiful place, it is a two tiered waterfall, although i have never seen it personnaly, i have saw photos of it, and i know where it is. To get there, go north om hwy 33 from where the sipsey river crosses, go to the top of the hill, about 3/4 to 1 mile, when you see the bankhead forest sign on your right, there will be a paved pull over spot on your right, park here. Walk to the north end of the parking spot and pick up the logging road and follow it about 150 yards or so and you will see another old road to your right, turn and follow it, it should have orange flagged stakes on it to follow, follow it all the way down to payne creek, the walk is very easy. Once you get down to payne creek, you can go right to a nice rock shelter in the bend of the creek with a waterfall comeing off the bluff into the creek, with enough rain, but turn back and go upstream about 3/4 mile or so to payne creek falls. There is a nice rock shelter around the falls, but its a beautiful place to see.
COLLIER CREEK FALLS AND CANYON----- Collier canyon is very, very, beautiful place, 5 waterfalls and one cascade is located here. As beautiful as this place is, it is very, very rugged and rough to walk, you have to cross the creek several times just to reach the upper falls. You have to be very careful here or you will get seriously hurt or worse. To get here, go south on hwy 33 from cranal road about 1`1/2 mile or so to where the road splits, turn left onto county road 63, go about a half mile to where fsr # 245 turns left, turn here, you will pass an old dirt road on your right, a short piece after you pass that point you will see a gated road to your right, park here. You will follow the road a good ways and it will end in a pine plantation, there is somewhat of a trail to follow, as you near the canyon, the trail bassically dissapears, you will have to go to your left and drop down into the drainage, there will be a small falls falling into a turquoise pool, follow the stream on down to where you drop down into collier canyon, at this point you will be standing at the top of shangra la falls, be very careful at this point. Go to your left and down to the bottom of the falls, once you are standing below the falls, go upstream to see the cascades and collier falls at the head of the canyon, just remember, it is very rugged here, so please be very careful.
COALMINE BRANCH FALLS--- Coal mine branch falls is a nice sized waterfall that drops into a pool of water at the head of the canyon. To get there, go east from brushy lake on fsr # 245 to where fsr # 262 and fsr # 245 split, turn right onto fsr # 245, follow it south to where fsr # 258 turns right, turn right and follow it all the way to the end, park and head southeast, down into where colamine branch falls are located. You can also park on the left of the road right before you get to the turn around, and head to your left across the cutover and drop off down into the canyon, there are some orange flagging that you can follow down into the canyon, t=its a short walk down to the falls, the easyest way to get down is to go down on the right side of the canyon to the falls, once there, if you go down stream to the first branch coming in on your left there are at least 3- 4 waterfalls on that branch, as go on down the creek there is a nice rock shelter on your left once you get to the main creek.
SOUGAHOAGDEE FALLS--- Also known as sow creek falls, it is avery beautiful place and a nice sized waterfall, it flows off a rock shelter that completly circles the waterfall, and it drops into a pool. I dont know exactly how far it is from brushy creek bridge, but id say at least 1 1/2 miles. To get there, go south on hwy 33 from cranal road, turn left on county road 63 and go to where fsr # 255 turns left, follow it till tou reach brushy creek bridge, park before you cross, follow the trail upstream on the left to where sow creek comes in on your left.
HOLMES CHAPEL FALLS--- This is a very nice sized waterfall that drops into a small pool and is located in a small hollow, and it is not far off the road. To get there, you can go one of two ways, you can park at the rush creek bridge and walk up the tributary that comes into rush creek from the west at the rush creek bridge, or you can go northwest from rush creek bridge to the first logging road to the left, park here and follow the old road down into where holmes chapel falls are. Once there you will here the falls, walk to your left along the cliff line, there is a trail there, and you can drop off down into the hollow where the falls are.
SHIRLEYS SAWMILL BRANCH FALLS--- This falls is not known to most people, and it is not easy to get to or explain how to get there, but i will try. Turn off hwy 33 onto fsr # 246, there will be a sign on hwy 33 for pine torch church, follow the paved road to where pine torch church is and turn left onto fsr # 254, the road will go down hill, when you cross a small branch, you start back up hill, about 100 to 200 yards will be an old road to your right, park where you can and follow the old road, just keep going till you cross the branch on limestone rock, the road continues on, stay on the road, when you begin to hear the sound of falling water, begin to make your way to your left into the woods, just keep going to the sound of water, once you see the falls or creek, you will have to follow the cliff line down stream a ways and you can go down into the hollow, turn back upstream, the walk is not easy. The falls are not to big, but they drop into a pool.
BRUSHY LAKE AND DAM--- Most everybody knows where this place is, but for those who dont, turn off hwy 33 onto fsr #246, which is a paved road, go until you see a sign for brushy lake, which is fsr #245, turn left and it will take you right to brushy lake. It is a very beautiful place, esspecially in the fall.
HIGH FALLS --- NORTH OF BRUSHY LAKE- MORE INFO COMING LATER
BRUSHY ROADLESS AREA--- From the photos i have seen, this is a very beautiful place, there are waterfalls here, dont know how many, but there are some there. The roadless area is located on the north side fsr #246, east of hwy 33, south of fsr #249. I havent been there, but will, and i will post info about it here.
INDIAN TOMB HOLLOW--- MORE INFO COMING LATER
PINE TORCH CHURCH--- This is the oldest structure, to my knowledge, in the bankhead forest, it is small, but i think that they still have services there some. To get there, turn off hwy 33 onto fsr #246 and follow it until you reach the church, it will be on the right next to the road.
TAPSVILLE FALLS--- If you know how to get to tapsville cemetery, park there and walk north from the cemetery into the woods, drop off down into the drainage and follow it down stream, there is a small waterfall you will pas on the way down, just keep going down stream till you get to the falls, its not far, but once you get there, the hard part is gettin down, you can go down on the right side of the canyon, but be very careful here, once you down, you will be l;ooking at about a 100 fooot waterfall
KEY MILL BRANCH FALLS--- MORE INFO COMING LATER
WATERFALLS AND CASCADES NORTH OF RUSH CREEK BRIDGE--- please dont waist your time going here unless you like to bushwhack, it was awfull when i went, the going was really terrible, the waterfalls, in my oppinion, wasnt photo worthy, but there is a cascade around where the two streams split, its nice, but other than that, its not a place i will be back to.
WATERFALLS IN CAPSEY CREEK AND KEMP BRANCH DRAINAGE BETWEEN FSR #266 AND FSR #269--- MORE INFO COMING LATER