I haven’t visited Gentry Creek Falls in NE Tennessee until 2017. For some strange reason, I had it in my mind that the double Gentry Creek Falls were too far away for a day trip….. Also from what I was reading, they were extremely difficult to get to. After finally doing some more in depth research on this one, I discovered I was way off. It is in Tennessee….but just barely. This waterfall was about as close to me as some other NE Tennessee Waterfalls I have previously visited, such as Laurel Creek Falls, The Blue Hole, Jones Falls, and Compression Falls. The closest town Gentry Creek Falls is associated with is Laurel Bloomery, TN. This is a tiny town near the place where the Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina state lines all meet. Its very close to Damascus, Va and Mountain City, Tn, and maybe 30 minutes from Boone, NC. This one is actually pretty close for me. I should have visited this one long ago.
On my first waterfall trip to West Virginia a few years back, I passed some waterfalls along WV 16 on my way to see Cathedral Falls in Gauley Bridge, along US 60. I wasn’t expecting these and was very pleasantly surprised. There wasn’t much room to park alongside this twisty, narrow highway. The spot that I did find was near the lower of the 2 waterfalls visible from the highway. This one was more scenic than the upper waterfall in my opinion, but getting down to the base was no easy task. The bank was steep, and littered with large loose rocks on a bank full of loose gravel. In 2014 I did not make my way all the way down. I was able to get a decent photo of the waterfall that grabbed my attention from the highway. Continue reading “The Waterfalls of Laurel Creek along West Virginia’s Scenic Ride Into The New River Gorge”