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Nice short hike with a great payoff at the falls.

This was an amazing start to the many trails we covered this weekend. The trails are navigatable but I used walking sticks to help a little climb up and down the terrain. Going to the bottom was well worth it. A family brought a picnic and sat on the rocks at the first area of falls to enjoy the scenery. So worth it if you want to try your skills at hiking along tree roots to get around.

Great hike for the family and plenty of area around the lake to enjoy a picnic.

Absolutely beautiful! I’m new to hiking and out of shape but it was easy for me. Very short hike, but took a bit of time to get to the bottom because of careful footing. So worth it!!! After parking, it took just a couple minutes to the Falls. The trail to the left leads to one waterfall, then to the right 3 more waterfalls. Camping areas were spacious and fairly clean (especially for being the day after Labor Day.) It was pretty muddy and rocky but so much fun. Bring LOTS of bug spray

hiking
22 days ago

Please do not use Busted Rock Rd for access to Reece Place Falls. This is a private road on private property and is not an access point for Headwaters State Forest. There is signage and a gate for a reason, please do not use this road.

hiking
22 days ago

Desperately needs TLC from Park Service. Trail clogged and trees fallen over. Just needs a revamp. Falls are decent, but again they are clogged with trees too. Could be really nice with a little attention by Park Service.

Beautiful falls! The trail was challenging but fun. My 11 year old was a little nervous going down but we made it. Great swimming at the bottom.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent waterfall that is very secluded.

When turning on to Busted Rock road there was a sign stating no state park access. There was a gate blocking the road .2 mile prior to the trail head on Busted Rock Road with a sign that stated do not enter but that didn’t stop us. The trail head was on the left about .2 mile, if you get to the creek you have gone too far. It was an easy trail and easy to follow with great pay off. However at the end the trail got a little dicey, this was amplified by the fact we were doing the trail with a 3 year old and a 9 month old. Shouldn’t be a problem if you are comfortable crossing streams and some what agile.

Not sure why the gate is closed and if this trail should even be access but a great fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike. Very easy but pretty-a good place to take out of town folks who want to hike (or so they say) there are no signs and parking is hit or miss but there is off the road parking all around. If coming from Waynesville it may be easier to take the BRP than HWY 215.

walking
1 month ago

Place gives me the creeps. I don’t get good vibes walking here, and my dog didn’t seem to like it either. Broken glass on the paved path; it just isn’t kept up it seems. Much better places you could go.

on Hunt Fish Falls Trail

1 month ago

loved it. high water so fantastic falls. hike is kid friendly.

walking
1 month ago

Easy trial, the falls are cool, it is a little shady though. I was worried about being approached for sex or drugs... worth the risk for as easy as the path was to walk.

I really enjoyed this trail! A nice, shaded walk down to the falls. I would rate it as moderate though. Even though it's short, the hike out is entirely uphill with some steep sections. The falls are gorgeous! I do recommend watching your step while playing around the rocks at the falls. Snakes enjoy sunning there. We stumbled upon two while there. We also saw lots of interesting mushrooms along the trail.

Not a fan. This trail is not well maintained, which increases its difficulty. It’s also worth noting that this is not a destination trail to the falls, but rather some falls located along 24 miles of total trail.

We took kids ages 7 and 3. Okay for the seven year old, not for the 3. I’ll pass on doing this one again.

Make sure to visit all three levels of the falls. My dog and I took a quick dip in the lowest level and it was amazing! Very easy hike although the trails to the falls can be precarious.

Went on this so many times when I was younger, but took Layla and Sarah and Trinity up this past fall and had a great time. Need a 4x4 to get to trail!!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Took my 4 year old daughter with me on this hike! She needed a little help climbing from time to time, but for the most part she did excellent. Not a super long hike and it can be a little harder at times. Trail gets hard to follow every now and then but if you just look around you will find it pretty easily. Took us about 30 minutes to get to the top. Views from the top were amazing! I could have sat up there all day! Very disappointed in the amount of trash and graffiti that is up there. It’s sad that people can’t see beauty for what it is... Did not see a single snake either. Always the chance they could be there, but don’t let precious’s comments scare you away! The top is amazing!

1 month ago

Hike down and back. Perhaps it's because the area is getting a lot of rain (July 2018) but this may one of the best natural waterfalls in the area and I've been coming here for years.

hiking
1 month ago

Starting from behind the mill gives you a steeper climb than if you start from the entrance off the road. The view was nice. Trail was overgrown when I went.

hiking
2 months ago

one of the most beautiful spectacular views, if your able to go to the lowest level of the falls you won't regret it. I got chills just seeing the beauty that God created.

We loved this, but it was some work to get down to see falls. Worth the effort, but need to be in good shape.

Everyone rating this as a 4 and 5 are so dang liars! This trail sucked. Wasn’t marked great. Hiked through 300 spider webs with a cloud of gnats around me the whole time, all for a view i could have seen from the visitors center.

The turn off NC 215 is clearly marked by a Forest Service sign opposite the turn. When you reach public land, there's a gate and a sign. Beware of the rutted bump filled with deep gravel at this point. We parked at the junction where FR 4663B takes off to the left from the main road, so we'd get a little more exercise. The road surface to that junction was well maintained. The map accurately shows the distance from there to the falls foot trails as .6 miles. Our Trails Illustrated printed map showed 4663B as gated, which may have been so at some point, put isn't the case now. We enjoyed a nice walk on the fairly flat road, which gave us a chance to view the surrounding forest. Even though 4663B is not maintained to the standard of the main forest road, it's passable by cars of standard clearance. The trail to the lower falls was easy, even though there was a tree across the trail at one point. We highly recommend this easy hike to a lesser-known, but lovely, waterfall.

Not the easiest trail I've been on. Wouldn't recommend for kids, dogs, or elderly. Kinda slippery and getting to the base of the fall, really wasn't a trail at all..

Been here more times than i can count great view but you better watch for Rattle snakes we seen one last summer on top coiled up under some ivy could have very easily ended bad considering we were going to sit there lol great place just keep your eyes open

Took two dogs. Very narrow if your dogs haven’t been hiking then not a place for them. Wear hiking boots as it’s very narrow and muddy. Short but pretty once you get to the bottom. If you want to get wet it’s not too deep but cold.

Pretty falls, but extremely muddy. Very narrow and not well defined. Not safe for dogs

2 months ago

Have they moved the state line or has the trail slid south. According to the map this trail is located in North Carolina. Misleading if you are doing a search and it notes a completely different state.

hiking
2 months ago

Not well kept. got to a point where we could no longer find the trail or where to go. Trail head is in a remote location.

This trail was wonderful! It actually has two entrances, if you take the one behind the mill, it is a very interesting hike.

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