We have two outstanding and convenient examples in Unicoi County. Rocky Fork Falls allows you to enjoy a variety of tranquil views or enjoy a dip in the falls! To get to Rocky Fork Falls, take the Flag Pond exit off of I-26 (exit #50), at the stop sign turn left onto Higgins Creek Road. Drive ½ mile, ’til you reach Rt. 23, turn right and travel 2 ¼ mi. thru Flag Pond, then turn left on Rocky Fork Road. Take your time driving up this road, the creek offers amazing cascades and waterfalls. After ¾ mi. you will see a gravel pull-off to the left. Park here (out of the way of the gate) and follow the gravel lane into Rocky Fork on foot.
Red Fork Falls is located approximately 2.4 miles off SR 107 on US Forest Service Road #230 and 12 miles from the Erwin Mountain Inn & Suites. The entry to this hidden but beautiful waterfall is simply a pullover on the right side of the gravel road. Known and admired by locals for years, Red Fork Falls is a fairly easy 15 minute walk from the road. Please be advised that even though there are no warning signs posted, it is extremely dangerous and foolhardy to get close to the top edge of the falls due to the water and moss covered rocks.