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 several waterfalls in an afternoon, it seems waterfall hopping isn’t all that easy in the Palmetto State. Or is it? Is it possible to see the best waterfalls in South Carolina on one road trip? You bet it is, just follow this map of waterfalls in South Carolina and we’ll take you there.

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.

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Did you know these waterfalls could be organized into such an easy route? Now that you have a map of waterfalls in South Carolina are you up for a road trip to some of the best waterfalls in South Carolina?

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Best Waterfalls In South Carolina

What are the best waterfall hikes in South Carolina?

Some of the best waterfall hikes in South Carolina include:

  • Wildcat Wayside Falls: Hike along the Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail for stunning  views of the upper, lower, and middle Wildcat Falls.
  • Twin Falls: This waterfall goes by many names including Twin Falls, Rock Falls, Reedy Cove Falls, and Eastatoe Falls. Whatever name you prefer, you'll enjoy a lovely day spent in perfectly natural isolation.
  • Blue Hole Falls: A short but somewhat challenging hike leads to an open pool of water with a stunning waterfall.
  • Raven Cliff Falls: A very challenging hike but with big rewards including a cool suspension bridge before you get to the falls.


Although we'd argue the best waterfall hikes in South Carolina can be found above, there are all sorts of stunning hikes throughout the state that are well worth an afternoon spent in nature.

What is the largest waterfall in South Carolina?

Raven Cliff Falls, the tallest waterfall in South Carolina, is one of the hardest to get to, though the payoff for the trek through Caesars Head State Park makes it worth it. Accessible by a lengthy, advanced hiking trail, Raven Cliff Falls is estimated to fall 400 feet.
Are there any other scenic hikes in South Carolina?
Some scenic hikes in South Carolina Include:


South Carolina is full of beautiful, scenic hikes, though most folks seem to stop exploring the state at the coast. We'd recommend Rainbow Falls in Jones Gap State Park for the scenery, as well as any hiking trail in Lynches River State Park. The Riverwalk tends to be fairly popular. Congaree National Park has a very popular 2.4-mile hike that takes you along a boardwalk into the park, and the Swan Lake Irish Garden is a leisurely hike that has an abundance of Japanese Iris along the 3/4 of a mile hiking trail.