Caney Creek Falls is one of the multitude of waterfalls located in Bankhead National Park.Today one wife, one daughter and one me hiked back to first the upper falls and then the less-visited lower falls to play in the water, enjoy the reprieve from the heat and find a geocache or two.
|Upper Caney Creek Falls|
|Esther, freezing some vital body part off|
|Papa Smurf's Summer home|
|Chan under Lower Caney Creek Falls|
|Lower falls from under the cliff|
|Tons of mushrooms out today; we all took pictures|
We walked almost 4.5 miles round trip from the parking area and back. We've all been to the upper falls but this was our first time making the hike to the lower falls. It was well worth the extra steps! The water is spring-fed from upstream and is generally deep enough to swim at both falls even in times of low rainfall. Today the center of both pools were well over my head.
I found three geocaches along the trail and near the creek. Two dedicated to the falls themselves and one dedicated to cachers that couldn't find one of the other caches.
More pictures of the hike can be found here.
The tracklog and map of the hike is right here.