Caney Falls
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How to get there:
From the junction of 278 and Hwy 33 N in Double Springs.
Drive north on 33 N 3-4 miles. Keep an eye out on the left for CR 2. Turn Left and drive 3.7 miles to the trailhead. Close to the parking area on the left will be a big chicken house. Start looking on the right for a very small mowed area on the side of a hill. There is a sign-post stick with nothing on it (5-2005) and a gate within sight of the road. Park here and follow the trail beyond the gate

What to expect:
There is no parking fee or day use fee

The trail is 3/4 mile to the falls. I have read it is a hard trail and I have had more than one person say, "Oh, Caney-that was a LONG trail!" I have to be bewildered. I hiked it with kids as young as 5 who had no issues. It can't be that long or difficult.

The trail itself starts out a little rough as it has been rerouted through damaged trees. It soon joins back up with the 'real' trail and it very easy walking. There is a long hill, and to get down to the falls pool is a little steep.

The stream above is very pretty and smooth. Below, the pool is not very big, but makes a nice natural swimming area. The whole area is covered in hemlock, laurel and rhododendron.

From the main falls you can keep walking downstream and there is a second falls that is just as pretty.
Both have good swimming holes.

 

Upper Caney Falls


Upper Falls


Upper Falls


Upper Falls



Trail between the falls


Creek flowing into the lower falls


Lower Caney Falls


Lower Caney Falls