Becky Branch Falls

Becky Branch Falls’ cascading falls of 20’ is located just five minutes from downtown Clayton and is easily accessible. Follow the Bartram Trail north from Warwoman Dell approximately 0.25 miles to a foot bridge at the base of the falls. The trail will ascend steeply in places.

Directions:  From Clayton, drive east on Warwoman Road f0r 2.8 miles and park on the left side of the road by branch.  Walk up the right side of branch on the trail for about 200 yards to a bridge at the base of the falls.

Two distinct trails mark the hike to Becky Branch Falls. Becky Branch runs through Warwoman Dell, under a bridge just past the first parking lot. The climb to Warwoman Dell Road is on the Bartram Trail, just past the trout hatchery on the right. A marker notes the entrance to the trail. The sharp climb to the road is eased by a couple of well-done switchbacks, but these may be difficult if you have a fear of heights. If they are problematic you may not want to continue because the drop both the Bartram Trail and Becky Branch Falls Trail is worse.

Once on the road you have a choice: climb the Becky Branch Falls Trail, almost directly in front of you across the road, or walk down the road to the frequently obscured entrance to the Bartram Trail on the other side of the stream. It is easily located a few steps past the culvert at the deep end of a small cove. Becky Branch Trail is a dead climb to the falls, which is the way we normally go, but the Bartram Trail has a couple of switchbacks that make the climb easier. This narrative is told as a loop hiking the Becky Branch Trail first.

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