Posted in South Carolina
February 04, 2016
The Ultimate South Carolina Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It
The Upstate of South Carolina is rich with breathtaking waterfalls. But, unlike our neighbor to the north where you can hop on US 64 and see 6-8 waterfalls in an afternoon, it seems waterfall hopping isn’t all that easy in the Palmetto State. Or is it?
At Only in South Carolina we found the Internet to be loaded with lists and lists of waterfalls to see in our beautiful state. We picked out seven waterfalls with relatively easy access and created this easy to follow route. The total trip is 189 miles with an estimated four and a half hours drive time. We’ve included a link to the Google Map here.
Got four hours and twenty-eight minutes – plus the time you’re spend enjoying some of the Palmetto State’s most beautiful natural wonders? We’ve got the Google map here – if you’ve got the time, South Carolina!
1. Wildcat Wayside Falls – a.k.a. Wildcat Branch Falls
This 30-foot waterfall can be seen from the highway but there's ample space to park and get out. If you wander up the stairs to the left you'll get a look at the 100-foot sections of the two upper falls. More info and directions.
Surprise! These falls are just a short walk (1/4 mile) down a paved path from the parking lot at Table Rock State Park. The 15-foot fall rolls into a deep pool at this point. If you decide to stay on the Carrick Creek trail (it continues unpaved for 2 miles) you'll find even more surprises along the trail. More info and directions.
Twin Falls was just named by Only In South Carolina as The #1 Waterfall(s) to see in the state. One reason is the easy access. A short hike along a pleasant stream ends up here, overlooking this massive 75-foot vertical drop on the left and a cascading flow on the right. More info and directions.
This 200-foot cascading beauty is located a short and relatively easy 15 minute hike from the parking lot along Hwy 28 just north of Wahalla. More info and directions.
These falls are a must-see because at this point the Reedy River widens to 200-feet. It's a short walk on a paved trail to this point. More info and directions.
Reedy Falls in Falls Park on the Reedy is the centerpiece of downtown Greenville. Stand over the river and look down at the 25-foot cascading falls from Liberty Bridge. More info and directions.
Did you know these waterfalls could be organized on such an easy route? Who’s up for a road trip?