Yellow Branch Falls Trail

EASY 84 reviews
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Yellow Branch Falls Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles 745 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Rolling Hills, Southern Forest, Waterfall The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a backtrack hike over moderate terrain that ends at a beautiful 50-foot vertical waterfall with many individual cascades. The hike begins at the picnic area off of SC 28 and follows a connector trail for 0.2 miles and then joins the Yellow Branch Falls Trail for 1.3 miles to the waterfall. On the route you pass through groves of dignified hardwood and meander across a number of streams. In the winter you can see the Town of Walhalla in the distance when the trees are bare. The National Forest Service recommends that you wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions on this hike as the trail skirts the edges of deep ravines.

2 days ago

Great hike to a beautiful place at end.

hiking
3 days ago

Really nice trail! Some erosion on some slopes make it a little tricky at times but it's all a part of the fun. The waterfall is super pretty.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great walk. A few slight hills on the way to a beautiful waterfall!

2 months ago

NOT "Easy"
I am not an avid hiker, but I gave hiked in Colorado, California, Arizona, Utah, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Greece, Italy in the last 10 or so years and this is by FAR the hardest "easy" rated trail ever!

But a great hike and a beautiful waterfall.

2 months ago

Very beautiful.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful as ever; new difficult deadfall since July.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice trail, it definitely gets lots of use and has recently been maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall! Trail looks to be well maintained but had some recent trees come down across it. Would definitely go back.

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Gorgeous trail! I caught it right after a good rain, and I couldn't get out of ear shot of moving water. If the trail wasn't enough the falls are sure to please. Not in as good of repair as I would have like, but definitely worth the trek.

5 months ago

Great hike for a light day.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is quite narrow in places. Watch out for poison ivy.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Trail was well kept but narrow at points. Highly recommend this hike because it was well worth the time and effort!

6 months ago

Great!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike for any skill level. 3 miles round trip and 45 mins each way with a decent pace. The waterfall is one of the more impressive ones in the area. I took my dog and he loved it. We went on a Wednesday and only passed 2 other groups.

6 months ago

Beautiful fall! Easy to find. Nice little hike. A new favorite!! Go after a rain and it won't disappoint.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a nice hike. The waterfall was beautiful