Fall Creek Falls, South Carolina Hiking Trails Info, Map & More

Fall Creek Falls, South Carolina Hiking Trail Information

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From Westminster, drive west 16.2 miles on US 76 and turn right (east) onto Chattooga Ridge Road (Oconee County S-196). Drive about 2.2 miles and turn left (north) onto Fall Creek Road (FS 722). Follow FS 722 until it forks, and take the left (west) fork. At approximately 0.7 mile, FS 722 crosses over Fall Creek. Park beyond the creek. The first level of Fall Creek Falls is visible from the roadside. Walk up the road to a faint path and follow it to an old logging road. Within approximately 25 yards, the falls can be seen on your left. Hike through the woods to the falls. Following the stream downstream will take you to the other levels of the falls, but it is an extremely arduous undertaking because of the mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets.



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Fall Creek Falls

Aptly named, Fall Creek is home to three waterfalls, each roughly 30 to 50 feet high in a mile-long stretch. The less intrepid can enjoy a fine view of the first level just below the west side of Forest Service Road 722. To explore the entire Fall Creek chain, including the third level, budget about two hours for the difficult, two-mile downstream hike. There is no marked trail, and dense rhododendron thickets blanket each side of the creek.

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