Issaqueena Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walhalla, South Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Not a "hike". The scramble down to the base of the falls is just plain FUN! There were plenty of small children and old folks like me hanging out at the base. The Falls are spectacular!
Beautiful waterfall! And during this time of the year the leaves on the trees look amazing!
It's a steep climb down to the bottom of the waterfall but it's a short walk and a pretty waterfall!
Nice to see but the trail to the base of the falls is very dangerous. I recommend observing the falls from the platform.
The size of the waterfall and the Cherokee legend of the girl named Issaqueena makes this waterfall even more fascinating. However, unless there has been ample rain don't expect alot of flow. You will read that it's an "easy" hike. This is to the overlook deck which would be a waste unless it's winter as trees would block the view. In order to truly see the waterfall you must desend down. It's a fairy short hike but can be quite dangerous if you're not in shape. Use hiking poles, roots, your butt, whatever!
The falls were absolutely gorgeous. It's a little treacherous to get to the bottom, but worth the extra angle. Locals hang out at the bottom like a swimming hole. The Blue Ridge Railroad hiking trail is nearby, so that was a plus.
Nice little walk. Usually stop here when I'm in the area. Only a small portion can be seen from the platform this time of year due to trees. You'll need to climb down the trail below the platform to see all of the fall. Always crowded. Stumphouse Tunnel is very close by.
The first portion of the Issaqueena falls has a platform that overlooks the falls. I went during June and the trees were very full and blocked most of the view of the falls. If you decide to hike down to the ground level of the falls it is short but very steep. I would say it is definitely worth your time and a great place to take the whole family. I actually went with my grandparents once and they thoroughly enjoyed the platform look out.
The steep climb down to the waterfall is worth the view!! I will visit this waterfall again!
Fun hike down the falls