Drip Rock Falls is appropriately named as it can be very low flow to the point of dripping from the upper rim. Having said that, catching it during a time of good water flow will present you with a very nice waterfall.
Technically, the stream, such as it is at times, is actually the headwaters of Oil Camp Creek which then flows down to the Middle Saluda River in the River Falls Valley. This is a roadside waterfall located on the way up Caesar’s Head on US 276 about 2 miles from the top. It is on the left, on the outside of a turn. Since you are usually looking to the inside of the turn for traffic, it is very easy to miss the cavern containing the waterfall. There is a place to park about 100 feet down the road from the cavern.
The rock face is a total of about 12 feet with tiers on top creating a plunge that lands on more tiers below. This structure is truly scenic when there is a strong water flow coming down the mountain; however, most of the time, the falls earns its name. In fact, during low flow, you have to get right in front of the cavern to be able to tell water is actually falling.
Don’t make a trip just to see Drip Rock Falls, but on any of your runs up or down Caesar’s Head, keep and eye out for the cavern, if for no other reason, to see what the water flow is right then.
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