This 30-foot cascade, also known as Burson's Falls, is in a secluded cove but is easily reached with a 300 yard hike down a gravel road. The Reedy Branch flows over part of a 100-foot wide rock ledge before emptying into the Chattooga River. There is an open area at the base of the falls that can be used for picnicking. At the trailhead the stone columns and iron gate makes you think its private property. However, it is public land as the U.S. Forest Service stake inside the gate indicates. The land was in the process of being developed for homesites when the Forest Service acquired it.
GPS Waypoints Lat: 34.805017 Lon: -83.282917
1. From Westminster take US 76 WEST for 16 miles to Chattooga Ridge Road on your right.
2. Pass Chattooga Ridge Road and go another 0.2 miles and turn LEFT into a parking area beside a stone wall and gate of stone pillars.
3. The trail head is at the stone pillars. Hike 600 feet down the old roadbed.
4. Just before crossing over the Reedy Branch, turn LEFT onto a spur trail and follow it 100 feet to the base of the falls.
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