Upper May Creek Falls

RATING - 42.0

VR - 6.0 (Med) HR - 4.0 SR - 18/20


DIFFICULTY - Difficult

LOCATION - Index Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 63'

WIDTH - 25'

DIRECTIONS - Follow the directions to Isabel Falls. Shortly before the road ends, it sort of circles around a final hillside, getting as close to the creek as the road will get. You can actually hear the falls from here. Scramble down the hillside towards the creek. You'll likely come out slightly upstream of this waterfall, which occurs right above a 90 degree turn that the creek makes.

While Isabel Falls is fairly well known, many don't realize that May Creek contains several smaller waterfalls further downstream as well. Upper May Creek Falls is a stunning beauty, surrounded on all sides by moss, trees, and any other green thing you can think of. The waterfall consists of two tiers. The upper tiers begins with a wide cascade of 13' in height, followed by a powerful, 22' tall plunge. The creek runs through a short, flat stretch and then spreads out, dropping another 25' in a 30' wide wall of water. From the east side of the creek, this lower drop is a little tricky to get a clear view of. If one could find their way across the creek, I suspect a great view of both tiers is available, and I suspect it would make for a great photograph.