Often, it is disappointing that some most photogenic waterfalls are located on private land. In some isolated cases, the owners are generous enough to allow the public to visit, but unfortunately, the majority of the time, such waterfalls are strictly off-limits. Timpson Creek Falls is one of those private waterfall. This single-drop 40-foot waterfall is quite a beauty. This hike occurred on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. My plan was to hike a well-established old forest road, sometimes referred to as the Timpson Creek Trail, out and back to Timpson Creek Falls from Forest Road 162 (Timpson Creek Road). This was back when I thought the entire trail from FR 162 is public land.
UPDATE 9/3/2022: I have become aware that this waterfall is actually located on private land, just barely outside the National Forest. The Rabun County property tax map had previously been erroneous and had led me to believe the waterfall is publicly-accessible when it's not. Thus, I have removed the GPS coordinates for the waterfall. It may be possible to visit the waterfall with permission. If you happen to gain access, please keep in mind that 1) the short scramble path to the base of the falls is steep and slick, and 2) the owner asks to leave no trace and carry out any trash you find.
I have thus redacted the directions below.
1/16/2018 10:43:19 am
Some good news on Timpson Creek Falls. The property ownership is designated Conservation and is held by a Land Trust. That land use designation doesn't allow for development of land or structure. Hopefully I can contact the owner to get permission to cross a corner of land to access the falls. Will post my findings.
8/7/2019 06:44:41 am
My sister owns this falls and the structure nearby. She might be contacted by email. Acatallie @yahoo.com it has been in our family for years. We do not want lots of folks destroying the natural beauty of the place or getting injured. I think she would let a small number of environmentally friendly folks visit. You can ask her
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