I think I was surprised when I first saw Piney Creek Falls. Chalk it up to lowered expectations, maybe? If I remember correctly, the book that I was using didn’t seem to rank this waterfall nearly as high as its counterparts in Falls Creek Falls State Park. But after seeing the falls, I think I was pretty impressed!
The falls are secluded in relative terms. The other falls in the park had numerous visitors, but I was the only one at Piney Creek Falls. That might have been because it was Christmas Eve, but it was still pretty nice out. The biggest deterrent to the falls might be the directions. Some of the signs in the park can get a little bit confusing, as they don’t always indicate where the falls are, but instead other points of interest.
1) From one of the entrances, you want to head toward the Fall Creek Dam. (Google seems to call it Park Road.)
2) You’ll end up on a one-way road, if I remember correctly. Pass the turnoff for Falls Creek Falls, and keep heading a little less than 3 miles to the turnoff for Piney Creek Falls.
3) Turn right onto the Piney Creek access road and park here. I don’t really even remember having to hike any distance, but I could be wrong?
Where in the World is Piney Creek Falls?: map