May Creek Falls is a series of small picturesque waterfalls encountered along the route to Lake Isabel. The falls consist of three major tiers and potentially 2 or 3 additional minor drops further downstream. As a destination itself, while these falls are quite pretty, they aren't really worth the exhausting climb unless you plan on continuing up to Isabel Falls and / or Lake Isabel itself. Crossing the creek between the two uppermost tiers is a dilapidated old bridge, which adds a nice rustic flavor to the whole scene, but can be nerve wracking to actually cross and doesn't look like it has much life left.
- May Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
Accessing the falls is an entirely different matter. Let me say first, this is NOT a hike for the inexperienced. You must possess good route-finding skills (despite there being a trail all the way up), map reading skills, and significant stamina in order to make it to the falls. Starting off, head east from Monroe on US 2 to Gold Bar. Continue 2.2 miles passed the signed turn for Wallace Falls State Park to Reiter Road (1/4 mile west of the Big Eddy Bridge). Follow Reiter Road for 8/10 of a mile and turn right at the junction (May Creek Road bends to the left). Still on Reiter Road, keep going another 1.2 miles to a gravel road with a gate on the left. Turn up this road, and proceed 9/10 of a mile, staying left at the major junction just after the power lines. This road is in fairly good condition, but it can possess several large mud holes, which may require moderately high clearance. Park where the road forks. Straight ahead in about 500 feet is May Creek; to the right is a maze of dirt bike paths. Following any of these paths, head straight into the woods, towards the hillside, and proceed to climb steeply up the hill. At the top of the hill, the trail becomes a lot more obvious, and proceeds along the ridgeline. In approximately 2/3 of a mile, you'll want to turn left at a junction (flagged), heading downhill towards May Creek. The trail crosses the creek between the tiers of May Creek Falls. The lower tiers can be seen by following the trails downstream, and scrambling closer to the creek where necessary.