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Created/Edited: Aug 22, 2011 / Aug 22, 2011

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The Waterfalls of Unaka Mountain

 
Red Fork Falls
Red Fork
Some parts of the Southern Appalachians have a geology that is not conducive to the creation and longevity of waterfalls. For instance, the Great Smoky Mountains,for all of their beauty and diversity, have an obvious lack of waterfalls. But some parts of the southern Appalachians are packed cheek by jowl with waterfalls of every size and volume.

So it was with my visit to Unaka Mountain on the border where eastern  
Unnamed Cascade on Rock Creek
Cascade.
Tennessee meets western North Carolina. This area is covered in waterfalls of every size. There are so many waterfalls in this part of the Apps that many go without names and many remain unmentioned in any guidebooks or trail maps.

When I was camping there recently I had the chance to see some of these spectacular waterfalls, but by no means all of the ones in that compact geography. And that's okay, because it gives me a few more reasons to return.


Lower Rock Creek Falls
In the Rain.

External Links

Unaka Mountain Wilderness.

Unaka Mountain Zone.

Upper Rock Creek Falls


A brief video.

Lower Rock Creek Falls


A short video of the lower falls.

Images


Upper Rock Creek Falls

Upper Rock Creek Falls

Entering Unaka Mountain Wilderness

Entering Unaka Mountain Wilderness

Geology Conducive to Creating Waterfalls

Geology Conducive to Creating Waterfalls

Inviting Pool

Inviting Pool

Upper Rock Creek Falls--Full shot

Upper Rock Creek Falls--Full shot

Unnamed Cascade on Rock Creek

Unnamed Cascade on Rock Creek

In the Rain

In the Rain

Red Fork Falls

Red Fork Falls

Upper Section of Red Fork Falls

Upper Section of Red Fork Falls

Top of Red Fork Falls

Top of Red Fork Falls

Lower Rock Creek Falls

Lower Rock Creek Falls




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