I was at Fall Creek Falls state park last weekend, and I wanted to share some pictures. Nothing to say about my writing at the moment. Just pretty pictures.
This first one’s a full shot of the 256 foot Fall Creek Falls.
This is what the falls looked like this time last year when there had been a lot more rain. Just thought I’d show it because the water was so low this year.
This one’s looking up from the base of the falls.
A small portion of the trail leading down to the base. Probably the easiest stretch.
This is looking from Fall Creek Falls overlook at Rocky Point overlook. It’s not an easy hike(climb) to get to rocky point, but the view is amazing.
Looking out from the edge of rocky point to the left I think.
Then this is the far right view from rocky point. I’m pretty sure I’m remembering this correctly.
One of these two is Piney Falls. The other may be still considered Piney Cascades, but what I know as cascades is slightly upstream from the second of these. I couldn’t get both in the same shot, but they’re right next to each other.
This one’s a little out of order. I’m trying to keep the pictures how they appear on the trail, but I just wanted to show the “overlook” I took the previous two pictures from. You can see people in the first of those. It’s got a good fence and a nice little walkway leading to it from the parking lot about two hundred feet away. The “overlook” in this picture is a across about a fifty foot suspension bridge that’s partially held together with duct tape, up close to(over) 100 usually wet cement steps, a quarter mile along a rough trail following the edge of a gorge, down a much narrower trail a few dozen feet, and finally, you have to make a three foot drop from the trail to the about 5×15 dirt overlook with a fence of three loose two inch steel cables. The cables are spaced about toddler sized apart, so don’t bring your kids to this one, unless they’re on a leash. And this little overlook is easy compared to rocky point.
Suspension bridge across piney river.
And just in case you didn’t believe me about the duct tape.
I can’t remember if I took this from the bridge, or if it was when I scrambled across some rocks to the other side of the river. Looks awfully close to be from the bridge. Anyway, the cascades is just beneath me in this picture, then around the bend is the right picture of piney falls.
Two of the cascades. Different days I think.
And one last one taken from those rocks you saw at the bottom of the cascades. You can see the bridge above the river.
then this is George’s Hole. It’s just a little spot right off the road.
And finally, the currently broken suspension bridge at George’s Hole. It’s the shortest and lowest of the three at the park, so I doubt anyone was hurt if they were on it at the time. It’s funny. That red sign you see in the middle of it reads “No diving,” yet the sign itself is much easier to balance on and jump off of than a bare steel cable. I guess this one got the most traffic, and the diving probably put a lot of stress on it, but I thought the one with the duct tape would have gone first. Anyway, these are about the best of the pictures I took on my little visit to one of my favorite parks. I would highly recommend it as it has some great views ranging from fifty feet from your car over a paved path, to several miles weaving up and down cliffs. But be sure to stay on marked paths. I may have…peeked off the trail a little and found a small entrance to a cavern that you probably wouldn’t want to fall in. It was in the shade and I didn’t have a light with me. Could have been ten feet deep. Could have been a hundred. Either way, stick to what’s safe. You don’t want to need rescuing. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.