Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls Trail

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Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Walhalla, SC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles 172 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

waterfall

18th century buildings and beautiful 60 ft waterfall Just note that the Park is closed this year in Jan and February. I went 1/2/04 and there happened to be someone there. You can still access the Station Cove falls from OSR, but at the Historic site, there are a few buildings that were built in the late 18th century that are worth looking at. If closed, you can still park at the fall trailhead, and cross OSR to get on the trail leading to the site. From the historic site, you follow the signs along the trail around a pond (can go either way around to vary route). This trail leads to OSR and crosses to the fall trail. There is a bulletin board with information and then it is about 0.5 miles to the falls and takes you through a swamp like area/cove forest area and would probably be beautiful in the spring and fall. Old trees are also all around. The falls allow up-close access and is a 60 ft stepped waterfall that forms from headwaters atop Station Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike to visit some historic sites and a waterfall,

2 months ago

Great hike for kids!

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy trail and can be walked in just under an hour. The falls is nice but could be more if they had more water over them.

2 months ago

Great trial for small kids! 2 1/2 yr old and 4 yr old loves it.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a bad trail, pretty falls

5 months ago

Took my wife and dog. It was a great trail. Lots of fun!

5 months ago

Easy walk. Pretty falls. Be careful during summertime, there was a copperhead curled up at the base of the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed trail. Well kept. Falls beautiful. Bring water and lunch at the falls.

1 year ago

Easy hike and beautiful waterfall after a good bit of rain.

hiking
1 year ago

Fun and easy to the falls.

1 year ago

Pleasant hike. Beautiful scenery. Understandably busy.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy hike and a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
1 year ago

Came here on a warm and sunny January day. The trail to the falls was busy and quite easy to reach. A brief 3/4 mile hike on a mostly horizontal, well-kept trail leads to the impressive waterfall. In the middle of winter it was very pretty, so I can only imagine the beauty of the trail in the summer and fall. However, the trail to the Oconee Station was confusing and frustrating. I wanted to see the 18th century fort buildings, but there were no markers to point me in their direction, and at least 3 or 4 side trails that were also unmarked. With limited time before sunset, I had to leave before seeing this attraction. The trail was pleasant but not particularly scenic (though any trail is better than no trail, so I'm not complaining).

I want to come back here soon and tackle the rest of these maddeningly vague trails!

2 years ago

Great easy hike- perfect for all levels. Can in the hike to Oconee State Park or hook up with FT as well as Tamassee Knob for a 10 mile round trip. Falls are beautiful!

2 years ago

2 years ago

This is a great trail and a beautiful waterfall. I would recommend parking past the main entrance. There is another small parking area where the trail crosses the road. You cut a portion of the hike, but I thought that part was boring. It does go around a lake, but I didn't think it was very pretty. You can always go to the main spot to see the historic buildings before or after your hike to the falls. There were pretty wildflowers when we went along the trail. I thought this was a pretty easy hike and it would be perfect for families.

hiking
2 years ago

Station cove falls is great - tons of trillium and mayapples to see. Also, buckeye bush is blooming. It's still sunny because the leaves on the tall trees are not out yet so wear sunscreen! Great waterfall too!