Shunkawauken Falls 12/30/03

Shunkawauken Falls is fairly near Big and Little Bradley Falls and well worth a drive by if you are in the area. It's right next to the road and you'll need a wide angle lens to get the entire waterfall in the frame.

Directions:  Get on I-26 East in Asheville and head towards South Carolina. Pass the exits for Hendersonville and continue to Exit 67. Take this exit and follow the signs for NC108 heading into Columbus.   At just under a half mile on NC108, take a left on Houston Road which is at a stop light. Drive another 1/2 mile and take the right fork - you'll still be on Houston Rd although it looks like the left fork would be the one called Houston Rd.  Drive another 0.6 miles and turn left on White Oak Mountain Rd. There's a left turn right before this that leads into a housing development called White Oak something, so don't turn in there.  Drive 2 miles up the very curvy White Oak Mountain Rd to the falls which is right next to the road.  Just past the falls on the left is a small area to pull off so you can walk back to the falls.

The photo above is a 150' section of the falls that you'll see on the right side as you drive by.  The falls continues to spill down the mountain to the left, but we were running out of time and didn't go down to investigate. The above shot is misleading - it was taken with a very wide angle lens and is actually a lot closer to the road than it appears. Be careful if you get out to enjoy the falls - the road is narrow and there's no shoulder to speak of.


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