Falls Creek Waterfall Trail

HARD 59 reviews

Falls Creek Waterfall Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marietta, SC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles 872 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Outstanding waterfall, challenging trail This a great little workout, a bit much for the toddlers but okay for the pre teen crowd. The hike starts uphill and stays that way for a good while. There are some flat stretches mixed in abd a couple stream crossings. Being this short the hike reaches the falls before your to tired to enjoy the falls and they are beautiful. You can cross at the base of the falls and hike up the trail on the other side for a great pinic spot. The water was high on this date and we decided to climb up the cables to the upper part of the falls, look for larkspur on the river banks, they were blooming on New Years eve when we went. A great workout with an awesome payoff. Enjoy, See you on the trail

2 days ago

Strenuous hike but beautiful falls.

hiking
5 days ago

11 days ago

The trail itself is quite eroded but the falls are worth the hike. There is one spot that is easy to go off trail and get lost. But it was just as easy to get back onto the actual trail. Just remember once it doesn't feel like a trail it's probably not a trail.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

It was very challenging but worth every step! It does get steep in a couple areas but its passable. I wouldn't chance it on a damp day. The falls were amazing!! I got distracted by the sounds of water rushing and veered off the trail for a moment. I turned around and found myself back at a purple marker. It was amazing how the water drew me away from the trail. That was approximately the 3/4 mark. Once back on track, it was easy to keep the markers in mind. I loved it!

1 month ago

I couldn't find the damn thing

1 month ago

Pretty steep in a few places. Pay attention to the purple markers as it's easy to take a side trail in a couple of places - especially one. We quickly found out the hard way that we took a wrong turn in one place as it became VERY tough very fast. All in all, well worth it when you make it to the falls. Really pretty.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Tough hike but well worth it!! Only thing to watch out for is a few branch offs that are not trails. Just pay close attention to the markings and you will be good to go!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Tough climb - beautiful falls!!

hiking
3 months ago

It seems to be straight up! There were a few level places to catch your breath but don't expect a smooth trail either. There are boulders, trees, roots and such to manage. Definitely worth it!! Allow two hours to make it to the falls, have a short picnic and hike back.

3 months ago

This trail was amazing. It's properly marked and not hard to follow. It is very steep at certain points. Great overall trail.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Pretty steep at the beginning but my 4 year old son had a blast maligning it to the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

pretty nice. a few slick spots but worth the hike!

5 months ago

Trail was very hard, not pretty landscape but beauty of waterfall makes it worth it!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Kicked my butt a little but was definitely worth it. Pay attention for the purple trail marks. There are a couple of spots where you could miss them. Overall five stars!