Hiking To Soco Falls

On the way back from swimming in the Oconaluftee River, we stopped to enjoy the short hike to Soco Falls at the Eastern edge of the Cherokee Reservation.

First portion of the "trail" leading to Soco Falls. Looks pretty harmless...

First portion of the “trail” leading to Soco Falls. Looks pretty harmless…

 

About halfway down looking back toward the top.

About halfway down looking back toward the top.

A little further down looking back. That curve is a killer and there's nothing but a long fall over that edge to the right.

A little further down looking back. That curve is a killer and there’s nothing but a long fall over that edge to the right.

The last of the stone steps and finally, a fence to hold on to as you go lower.

The last of the stone steps and finally, a fence to hold on to as you go lower.

Abby, sitting on a rock near the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

Abby, sitting on a rock near the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

More of the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

More of the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

Another angle of the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

Another angle of the creek that feeds part of the waterfall.

Soco Falls.

Soco Falls.

Here’s a video showing one of the creeks that feeds part of Soco Falls.

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