Tom's Creek Falls
Tom's Creek Falls
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Pressuredoc
Springfield, MO103 contributions
This is a gem of a trip and very easy walking (just borderline "hike"). The 1/2 mile trek is not just a trail to get to the falls, it is a very enjoyable time; plenty of nature's offerings for those focused on the surroundings and not just the end of the trail. It seems the woods are full of rhododendrons.
Written October 10, 2021
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GoldenRam69
Winter Park, FL120 contributions
Very nice walk in the woods on a fairly level short trail to a viewing platform . A side trail allowed us to walk down to the falls and do some climbing on the rocks. Extremely limited parking. Garmin was useless in finding the cutoff road.
Written July 28, 2020
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Shannon D
1 contribution
Family
Great short hike. Very easy for young child. We were able to dip our feet in the water which was refreshing. Very lovely falls. Was well trafficked and busy when we visited. Not long enough hike to make a day of it but nice little 1-2 hour trip.
Written July 23, 2021
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AuntieM64
Eastern NC1,677 contributions
Solo
I visited this falls with a friend who is a local, so can't give you the exact driving directions, but this falls is on a side road off the main road to Linville Caverns and Linville Falls. A short drive down the paved side road is a parking area, and the trailhead. A hike of about a half-mile on a well-maintained trail brings you to the falls, where you can climb down and walk up to the falls. The trail is being widened and gentle switchbacks make the inclines more user friendly. Several hikers had their dogs with them, and this trail is a good one for a leisurely stroll with fido or fifi. The trail is near Tom's Creek and there are many good opportunities, given enough water, to photograph water running over the rocks. There is also a lot of mica on the trail, sometimes in rather big flakes, and an abandoned stone structure at the end of the trial. I highly recommend that you try to find this falls and take the time to enjoy a delightful walk in the woods.
Written January 2, 2014
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737miken
Portage, MI40 contributions
Family
My son loves waterfalls so wherever we go he will find us some out of the way falls to find. These were very easy to find and the hike only takes about 10 minutes or less. The trails are very wide and access to the falls is very easy so just about anybody can visit these.
Written June 22, 2014
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,383 contributions
Solo
Toms Creek Falls is a scenic 60-foot waterfall located north of Marion (not particularly close to Asheville). It's an easy hike, less than a mile round trip and the trail and overlook has recently been made handicapped accessible. From exit 86 on I-40, go north on US-221 about 12 miles and turn left on Huskins Branch Road. The road starts out paved, turns to gravel, then back to paved. About 1.2 miles from the turn, there is a parking area on the right, just past a gravel road and right before the bridge over Toms Creek. Hike the Falls Branch Trail (#214) less than a half-mile to the waterfall. The trail follows an old roadbed, so it's an easy stroll in the woods. The trail leads to an accessible overlook with views of the waterfall. It's also possible to go past the overlook right up to the base of the waterfall and wade in the shallow water. The watershed is small so the water flow is always low, but its still a scenic waterfall with the water falling in a tall, narrow stream in several distinct sections. There used to be an old mica mine right next to the waterfall. It had filled with water but you could get into the entrance. On my most recent visit, it looked like the mine had collapsed and the Forest Service had Do Not Enter signs around it.
Written October 22, 2015
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TaraLynne1966
12 contributions
My aunt and uncle live in this area and recommended a visit to these falls. My extended family of nine (4 adults and kids ranging in age from 13-19) enjoyed them very much. It's an easy, mildly strenuous walk from the parking lot down a wide, packed earth trail to the falls. The woods are beautiful, and we saw lots of butterflies and lizards on the way.

The falls themselves are stunning and very approachable. You come to them from the bottom, making it easy to get to them and wade in the pool below and climb on the rocks. The ruins of a mineshaft are nearby and my kids enjoyed exploring those too.

While we were there two families with very small kids (3-7 years old) came and one family had a stroller. It was great for them too.
Written April 11, 2015
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traestra
Central Florida, FL73 contributions
This short and very flat hike to the falls is just perfect if you are out of shape or have really young kids. We were at the beautiful falls in no time and were lucky enough to see a bear in the distance. It was well worth stopping by on our way to Asheville from Raleigh.
Written November 25, 2019
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PGAbernethy
Charlotte, NC59 contributions
Family
This is a very short hike to the falls, which was perfect for my 21 month old and 5 year old boys. There are several places to take your shoes off and wade, but the best place is at the bottom of the waterfall where there is plenty of shallow water and rocks to climb on. The falls are very pretty!
Written June 2, 2016
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satorigal
Marion, NC319 contributions
Friends
Located half way between Marion & Old Fort, close to Pleasant Gardens, these falls are TALL but not wide, so very distinctive. The hike up is easy and the forest is beautiful so you don't have to spend much time getting there to enjoy the view. With all the rain we get, the falls have plenty of power. Kids can walk it too!
Written April 21, 2015
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