Stumpy Pond (Rocky Creek Lake)

EASY 4 reviews

Stumpy Pond (Rocky Creek Lake) is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Great Falls, SC that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

4.8 miles 414 feet Out & Back

kid friendly





sea kayaking






wild flowers



Cedar Creek is known locally as "Stumpy Pond". The Debutary Creek Access is the access for paddling both the main reservoir and the 4.8 mile out and back trail up Rocky Creek up to the Hwy 21 bridge. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for recreational kayaking and canoeing.

5 months ago

To preface this, I turned around and didn't continue hiking… But this wasn't what I would consider much of a hike. It was a flat gravel trail next to a seemingly sedentary creek, perhaps the water is lower than usual? Oh and grab a stick… unless you want some spiderwebs in the face!
I'm going to check out Catawba area instead! Happy Hiking!

5 months ago

Awesome, well kept trails with good view of swimmable water. You can also put in a kayak at the beginning of the trail head.

1 year ago

The trail is along the river. Therefore very flattered. Also very open. It's very quiet and our dog really enjoyed it but got muddy.

2 years ago

We hiked toe 2.8 mile round trip part to the south of the trailhead. The signs say 1.4 miles round trip but if you take the trail to where it ends its about twice that far.

It's a pretty hike along a slow moving creek. About half way are some Rapids where you can walk out into the running water on large rocks.

The main downside to this hike was:

1. A little muddy.

2. Spider webs all over. Apparently this trail is rarely used and we fought large spider webs the whole way. Find a long stick and wave it around in front of you as you go!