South Carolina June 29, 2016
7 Unbelievable South Carolina Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight…No Hiking Required
Waterfalls and the upstate region of South Carolina go hand-in-hand. Hike far enough in any direction and eventually you’ll run into a waterfall. Fortunately, there are some waterfalls that are easily accessible via a short non-strenuous walk. They’re hiding in plain sight and just as beautiful as the hard ones to get to!
On the other hand,
if you want a strenuous hike to a waterfall you should read This Hike In South Carolina Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience.
For now, onward and forward to some waterfalls that won’t make you break a sweat…
1. Twin Falls in Pickens County, SC.
This quarter-mile hike is so easy and there's so much to see that before you know it, you're there. Take the short walk and end up at a viewing platform with a clear shot of both waterfalls.
Want to see part of the actual trail? Watch this short video to follow this group as they make their way to the waterfalls.
Getting there requires walking through a private preserve, but it's open to the public.
Location: From Pickens, SC follow the directions at
2. Bull Sluice Falls on the Chattooga River in Oconee County.
Wow. The falls look almost calm in this photo taken when the water levels were down. But check out this video taken when levels were higher. Wow!
This section of Bull Sluice is a short quarter-mile walk upstream from the parking area. You won't find flat terrain on this trail, but at least it's a short walk...
Location: About 17 miles from Westminster, SC. Find complete directions at
3. Wildcat Wayside Falls on the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (SC-11).
There are three falls at this roadside park. The one shown here in the photo is visible
from your car. See all of the falls at Wildcat Wayside in this short video. VIDEO If you venture from your car toward the falls that aren't visible from the parking area then please use extra caution. The falls beyond those visible from the road have proven to be extremely dangerous. Location: on SC-11 approximately 5 miles from the 11/276 intersection.
4. Issaqueena Falls near Walhalla, SC.
Beautiful Issaqueena Falls is a short 15 minute walk from the parking area. You won't even break a sweat.
VIDEO Bring a flashlight so while you're there you can also check out Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. They're both accessible from the same park. Location:
State Highway 28, 5 miles northwest of Walhalla, SC.
5. Spoonauger Falls in Mountain Rest, SC.
A short half mile into the Sumter National Forest leads you to this spectacular 50-foot waterfall.
For a sneak preview, check out this short video of the water cascading down these rocks. You'll want to turn your volume up to hear the falls.
Location: Approximately three miles down Burrells Ford Road in Mountain Rest, SC. Take the trail from the Chattooga Trail parking lot.
6. Reedy Branch Falls in Westminster, SC.
A short 300-yard walk will find you standing in front of this beauty.
The Reedy Branch Falls are spectacular! Getting there can be a little tricky, even though the walk is a piece of cake. Follow the instructions at this
to find this waterfall.
7. Reedy River Falls in Greenville, SC.
This massive waterfall is the centerpiece of Greenville's downtown streetscape.
VIDEOEasily accessible via Falls Park in downtown Greenville and easily the grandest roadside waterfall in the state. Reedy River Falls are easily a "destination waterfall," and a must-see in SC. Location: 601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
These waterfalls are certainly beautiful and easy to find/get to. Share this article with a friend you want to take with you as you explore these waterfalls hiding in plain sight in South Carolina.
Is “chasing waterfalls” on your bucket list this year? You might want to read
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