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Lemon Falls

Nikon D800, Nikon 17-35mm lens at 17mm, f/11, 0.5 second, ISO 100, polarizing filter.

Beauty Rating:
5
Accessibility:
Short path
River:
Lamance Creek
River Basin:
French Broad
Watershed:
Small
Elevation:
2,260 feet
Type and Height:
Cascading and free-falling falls about 15 feet high
Landowner:
Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District
County:
Transylvania
USGS Map:
Rosman
Hike Distance:
About 30 feet
Hike Difficulty:
8
Photo Rating:
6
Compass:
340°
Canopy:
Closed
Waterfall GPS:
Trailhead GPS:
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Driving Directions

From US 64, drive north on NC 215 for 6 miles and turn left on Macedonia Church Road (SR 1326). The road is 11.05 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Drive 0.6 mile and park on the left side of the road. Lemon Falls is just below the road.

Hike Description

A scramble path leads from the road to the base of the falls.

Overview

In The Land of Waterfalls, Jim Bob Tinsley mentions a Lemon Falls on Lamance Creek, the site of an old mill. I don’t know of any other waterfalls on Lamance Creek, so the waterfall described in this listing may be Lemon Falls. Waterfall guru Bernie Boyer also believes this may be the falls to which Tinsley refers. And since I know of no other names attributed to this waterfall, I’m going with Lemon. Plus, it’s easier to say than my second choice, which was Blueberry Pomegranate.

Actually, the name Lemon does not refer to a fruit. As was the case with many early mountain names, Lemon was simply a mispronunciation that stuck. In this case, “Lamance” was pronounced “Lemon.” Fortunately, the creek name correctly reflects its namesake, a local family.

If this waterfall is Tinsley’s Lemon, all signs of the mill have long disappeared.