At the bottom of the Grassy Creek Gorge lies Wintergreen Falls, which is about a 20 minute walk from the Guion Farm parking area. The name “Wintergreen” was chosen due to the occurrence of the evergreen groundcover (also known as teaberry) in the Grassy Creek area.
Directions to Wintergreen Falls:
Park at the Guion Farm Access Area on Sky Valley Road. Walk south through the grassy field away from the Guion farm until the clearing ends, and continue along the Tarkiln Branch Road as it bends south (away from Sky Valley Rd.) After a short distance, the trail will cross the small Tarkiln Creek. A short distance beyond the creek, take a right fork. At about 3/4 mile from the parking lot, turn left onto Wintergreen Falls Trail at the marked intersection. Continue for about 1/3 mile on Wintergreen Falls Trail, then bear to the left at the major fork. (The right fork leads to the ford of the Grassy Creek.) Continue parallel to the creek. Do not take the eroded path up the steep incline, but find the footpath just beyond and to the right of it. Scramble over the boulders on a narrow footpath to the 20? falls.