NORTH CAROLINA WATERFALLS
UPPER BUCK CREEK FALLS (5)
Driving Directions: From the intersection of U.S. 64 and N.C. 28 in Highlands, drive east on U.S. 64 for 2.6 miles to Buck Creek Road (S.R. 1538) on the left at Shortoff Missionary Baptist Church. Turn left on Buck Creek Road and drive 5.4 miles to an old logging road on the right and where the road turns sharply right.
Hiking Directions: Walk down the old logging road and pass a gate in 400 feet. In 0.15 mile, come to a fork. Go right and continue 0.31 mile to the remnants of another old logging road on the left. Turn left on the remains on the old logging road and continue 0.07 mile to a faint path on the right, which was marked with orange flagging tape at my visit. Turn right on this path and follow it downstream to the base of the falls. This path is hard to discern, just head downstream the best way that you can.