Upstream from Falling Water Branch Falls at around the 4,400-feet elevation is another waterfall. Well, I guess you could call it that. It’s a long series of cascades ending in a short, steep slide. It’s not very exciting and the creek is pitifully low at this point. I don’t think it’s even worthy of having a name, but for those who feel the need to name every discordance in a river profile, it’s probably red meat. So, I’ll refer to it as Upper Falling Water Branch Falls.
You can reach it by simply following the branch upstream from Falling Water Branch Falls. There are a myriad of old logging roads crisscrossing the creek and going everywhere. You can use some of these to make the going a little easier. Before you reach the falls, the stream splits. Take the right fork, as you look upstream. If you visit in spring, the wildflowers might make the journey worthwhile. But when you reach the falls and mutter, “You gotta be kidding me,” don’t blame me.