Sat, Apr 01|
Ch.67 - Brasstown Falls
Join us for our first Ch8se of the spring, led by our Resilient Renee and Kamping KayCee. This is sure to be another epic Ch8se Embr8ce.
Time & Location
Apr 01, 2023, 6:30 AM EDT
Brasstown Falls, Long Creek, SC 29658, USA
About the Event
Chapter 67 begins with a 6:30a.m., EST meetup at Publix 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd #200, Duluth, GA 30096.
Our carpool caravan will leave Publix promptly at 6:45 a.m. EST. The drive is 2hrs with one bathroom stop on the way with an anticipated arrival at the trailhead at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Google directions are vague and there is not good signage leading to the trailhead.
You can access the trailhead from Brasstown Road in Long Creek, SC.
- Drive 2.6 miles down Brasstown Road
- When the pavement ends continue 1.3 miles on the dirt road
- Go right when the road forks
- Go .4 miles to the parking area and see the trailhead
The road is narrow so be prepared to slow down for oncoming vehicles.
You likely won’t have cell service on the drive nor the hike.
This hike is rated Easy: Suitable for those in fair physical condition; active walker; 1-3hr duration; slightly uneven terrain; <1000ft elevation gain. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles (round trip) to reach all three waterfalls. Upper Brasstown Falls is accessed from the left spur of the trail; Middle and Lower Brasstown Falls can be accessed from the main trail.
(Taken from: https://visitoconeesc.com/improved-trails-to-brasstown-falls/)
* We plan to arrive at Brasstown Falls between 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. **We may not have cell signal in the area, please plan accordingly.
Ch8sing Waterfalls is an amazing experience. It is typically an all-day adventure. We will not rush or hurry the process. We encourage you not to plan an event the day of the ch8se, as you are not guaranteed to return on time. We embr8ce the ch8se in a way that welcomes healing and restoration. There is no rushing universal intentions. Please keep this in mind and alert your family accordingly.
Don't forget to pack any emergency medicine and essentials items. I recommend investing in a RoadiD device. It allows you to wear your emergency contacts, and essential medical alerts on you in the event it is ever needed, whether you are hiking with us, or just out living life. If you do not own a RoadID device, please be sure to have your emergency contacts listed on a piece of paper enclosed in a Ziploc bag in your backpack.
** You MUST bring ample hydration and hearty snacks. I recommend Gatorade, Powerade, or water with electrolytes. You will want at minimum 48ozs. or three 16oz water bottles. Additionally, grab some hearty power bars, nuts, and/or protein snacks for energy. *Pack Your Lunch - We will take up space in community after the Ch8se and share a meal, reflections and giveaways at a space on the property. Bring a chair and/or cushion to sit on for lunch.
If you are unsure how to pack, our friends at REI have created this great check list for reference: Day Hiking Check List
Please join our group for this chapter below. If you are sharing on social media, help us share our shine by attaching the following hashtags to your posts: #ch8singwaterfalls, #embr8cethech8se, #brownfacesingreenspaces.
Don’t be surprised if your reel or post is re-shared on our IG to our 8.8K followers. You can even tag Ch8sing Waterfalls and invite us as collaborators. We love to share ALL OF OUR SHINE!!! Thank you for helping us extend our reach and intentionally Increase The Brown Faces In Green Spaces.
GPS Coordinates: 34.71918, -83.30180
Important/Emergency Information (Ranger District/Phone Number, Nearest Hospital, Animal Activity): US Forest Service 803-561-4000, Stephens County Hospital 163 Hospital Rd, Toccoa, Ga 30577, 706-282-4200. It’s 16 miles and 38 minutes away
We look forward to Embr8cing The Ch8se with you soon.