Butcher Branch

From U.S. Route 19, follow State Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gatewood Road (park signs indicate Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the intersection; turn left. Parking is 50 yards on the right. This trail starts at the end of the parking area.  The Butch Branch trail connects to the Long Point trail, but you need to take the side trail to the "Climbing Access".  It's kind of steep with some switchbacks but it's totally doable.


Photos courtesy of Bobbie Swan.  Thank you.

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On 6-29-2016 I hiked to this falls and it was pretty disappointing.  It is littered with lots of fallen timber and not very photogenic.  I'm pretty sure that some of the rocks have fallen from above as well.  It would be very difficult to climb higher than where I shot this photo.  It was still an awsome sight and a nice hike to the falls, however, things appear to have changed quite a bit since Bobbie Swan's photo above was taken.

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