Merry Falls 10-24-2006
12-4-15 - Merry Falls is very close to DuPont State Forest and is viewable from the road. It's on private property, but there are no houses around and no signs indicating you aren't supposed to get out at take a look. I first visited this waterfall in 2006, but didn't add it to the site because it is on private property. There's now info online on where it is, so I'm adding it here also. Please don't litter and maybe the owner will continue to allow access.
Directions: From the intersection of US64 east of Brevard and Crab Creek Rd, drive 4.2 miles on Crab Creek Rd and turn right on to DuPont Rd which is renamed Staton Rd along the way. Drive 5.3 miles and bear right on to Cascade Lake Rd. The pavement quickly turns to gravel after the turn, but the road was in good shape when I was here last. Drive another 1.8 miles and Merry Falls is on the left right next to the road. Pull to the side of the road in this area so you don't block traffic.
A very short trail leads down towards the middle of the waterfall, but that view is blocked by a rhododendron shrub. On this last visit, water levels were high and it was too wet to get down from here for a better view like in the above shot from my 2006 visit.
Merry Falls 12-4-2015
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