Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway, June 2017Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway, June 2017

Eastatoe Falls is Open for Business Again with New Staircase

May 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


Eastatoe FallsEastatoe Falls

Eastatoe Falls has a brand new staircase down to the main waterfall.  Its very nice and the "safe" stairs extend all the way down to ground.  No more having to navigate that one last tall step down or up.

I made yet another visit to this wonderful waterfall today.  The flow was exceptionally nice.  It hasn't been this full for about two years given we were in a severe drought last year.  The unusual thing about this waterfall is that it is on private property in someone's backyard.  Even better, the wonderful owners allow people to drive on in, park in their backyard and walk back into the woods a short ways to the waterfall.

This waterfall has an exceptional number of compositional opportunities.  No matter what lens you want to use or distance or angle, you can get really nice photographs.  The rocks are usually always wet and the bright moss adds so much color and texture.

When flows are really heavy, take the side path to the right before getting to the main waterfall.  In a very short distance you'll see a rope suspension bridge leading up to a small enclosure with a couple of chairs.  Right beneath the bridge are some very nice cascades - take a look.


Cascade of Eastatoe FallsCascade of Eastatoe Falls

Until recently, I haven't seen this nice of a flow here.  It can be just a little tricky trying to get down low into the stream to get this angle and keep your feet (and gear) dry.  But I'm glad to have finally got some of the compositions I have wanted.

Eastatoe Falls is located in Rosman, NC just a few miles south of town on Highway 178.




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