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Title: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: ShifuCareaga on July 06, 2018, 10:00:29 PM
Any tips on where to park and how to hike into that gorge? Seems like all the directions I try end up at private residences... Is there a trail locals use?
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: onemansadventure on July 07, 2018, 10:46:49 AM
Town Creek you park along the edge of the highway, climb over there guard rail and head into the woods. There is a faint deer path/trail.

Jock Falls you creek walk to, from Town Creek. Any other way is across private property.
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: ShifuCareaga on July 10, 2018, 09:53:23 AM
Town Creek you park along the edge of the highway, climb over there guard rail and head into the woods. There is a faint deer path/trail.

Jock Falls you creek walk to, from Town Creek. Any other way is across private property.

that's what I was thinking was it was only via the creek.  OK when I go to try JF again I'll get em both.  Probably Fall.
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: onemansadventure on July 10, 2018, 01:48:23 PM
that's what I was thinking was it was only via the creek.  OK when I go to try JF again I'll get em both.  Probably Fall.

The only problem is, when Town Creek Falls has perfect flow, Beaver Creek (which Jock Falls is on) will be brown and raging.  Will make it impossible to creek wade and will make Jock Falls just about disappear with the high flow.  Best thing to do is see them on different trips for perfect flow of each.
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: ShifuCareaga on July 12, 2018, 09:16:43 PM
That's interesting! Thanks for the tip. So one in dry season, one in wet season?
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: onemansadventure on July 17, 2018, 10:38:04 PM
That's interesting! Thanks for the tip. So one in dry season, one in wet season?

Kind of.  I visited both in spring, just different times.  Town Creek after big rain.  Also Town Creek is really pretty when it is really cold out.  Since the sewer treatment plant and caves empty upstream, it steams up early in the morning on a cold one and has a haze to it that is spectacular.
Title: Re: Jock Falls and Town Creek Falls
Post by: ShifuCareaga on July 23, 2018, 10:59:56 PM
wow, thanks for the tip!!