Take the Harmon Den exit (Exit 7) off I-40 and head north on the gravel Cold Springs Creek Road (FR 148). At 3.7 miles is a sign for Cold Springs Picnic Area and Harmon Den Horse Camp. Turn right here onto FR 3526 and follow it to the gate at 0.35 mile. Park on the side of the road without blocking the gate.
Two streams that are close together cross FR 3526 between the entrance to the horse camp and the gate where you parked. The first one is Fall Branch. The second, which crosses right at the gate, is Little Fall Branch. That’s the one you want to follow upstream. Walk about 20 feet beyond the gate and take the obvious path on the left.
You wouldn’t expect a waterfall like this to be here. You’ll stroll through a gently ascending wood beside a little, placid branch and then, wham, there it is. It’s beautiful in all seasons, but it’s at its best in April and early May. Wildflowers carpet the forest and the slopes beside the falls.