6-1-05 - I first visited Toms Creek Falls in December '01 and hadn't been back until this past week end. That's a real shame because this is a beautiful waterfall and a real easy hike! It's about 60' tall and multi-tiered. The above shot is just the bottom section.
If you are coming from east of Marion on I-40, get off on the US221 north exit in Marion. Coming from the Asheville area, it may be easier to get off on exit 72 (Hwy 70) in Old Fort and take it into Marion and turn left on 221 north, just past the Wendys and McDonalds. Check a map for your preferred route. From this intersection, drive just over 5.5 miles north on 221 and turn left on Huskins Branch Rd just before the old Woodlawn Motel. This road is a narrow two lane road that turns to gravel and then back to pavement. Just before you get to a small bridge at 1.2 miles, you'll see a parking area on the right. It will be just past a gravel road on the right.
The trail is marked and obvious. In less than 5 minutes, cross a very small branch and take the left fork into a camp site. The right fork continues up a hill. Walk through the camp site and continue up the trail a short distance to the base of the waterfall.
Here are 2 more shots...
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