Cedar Mountain, NC
Twin Falls (aka Reedy Cove Falls, Rock Falls or Eastatoee Falls) are an easy 15 minute hike back into the Eastatoe (EAST-a-tow-ee) Creek Gorge. The creek serenades you along the way and masks the roar of the real attraction 400 yards up the trail. It's best to go after a good rain if you want to see both falls. No matter what, it's a pleasant trip through the woods.
Directions: From Pickens, take US 178 west toward Rosman, NC for 12 miles. Turn left onto Cleo Chapman Road 3.2 miles past the intersection of US 178 and SC 11. (It's the road just below local business Bob's Place.) Drive two miles to Eastatoe Community Road. Turn right and drive one mile. Turn right onto Waterfalls Drive. Drive across Eastatoe Creek bridge. Bear left at the first fork (look for the sign pointing the way to the falls). Bear right at the edge of the woods (look for another sign) and park in the lot beside the gate. The trail follows an old road for 200 yards before narrowing and ascending. A large covered overlook with benches offers a great view. Be careful of the wet rocks if you leave the trail for a closer look at the falls.
All photos © Allen Easler.