As I wrote in my previous vacation blog post, we spent the better part of 10 hours chasing waterfalls on Friday, May 15th.
We saw seven waterfalls before lunch. I shared photographs and videos from Cullasaja Falls, Quarry Falls, Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in my previous post.
The last three waterfalls that we saw before lunch were:
- Silver Run Falls
- Toxaway Falls
- Batson Creek Falls
Silver Run Falls is located on North Carolina Route 107, approximately 4 miles south of Cashiers.
Located on U.S. Route 64 near Lake Toxaway is the 150-foot Toxaway Falls. Many travelers drive across the top of Toxaway Falls without realizing it is there! We crossed the bridge and parked in a pull-off area on the left side. Bob stayed in the car, while I crossed US 64 to see the falls on the south side.
The last waterfall that we saw before lunch was located in Connestee Falls Park, about 6 miles from Brevard along U.S. Route 276. A very short stroll to the viewing area begins at the right rear of the parking area. From the viewing area you are actually at the top of Connestee Falls, which I couldn’t see, and are looking over at Batson Creek Falls.
If you look closely at this photograph, you may see what appears to be steps on the right of the falls, near the middle. Through an Internet search I determined that these are, in fact, steps. Residents of the private, gated Connestee Falls residential community can hike a trail that ends in this set of steps. From there, there is a view of Connestee Falls. The trail is not open to the public.
From Connestee Falls Park, we drove into Brevard and found parking near the Transylvania County Courthouse.
We ate lunch (pizza) at Jaime’s Creole Brasserie.
Our wood-fired pizza had a thin crust and was covered with marina sauce, cheeses, pepperoni and banana peppers. The pizza was very tasty. The host and waitress were very friendly and served us well.
From Brevard we drove a short distance along U.S. Route 276 to Looking Glass Falls, which is located in the Pisgah National Forest.
Looking Glass Falls is 60 feet tall.
In my next vacation blog post I will continue sharing details and photographs from our 7th day of vacation.