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5 days ago

First time visiting today. Lots of wildlife which, as a photographer, I really like. Lots of places to sit and wait for that next shot. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful day for a hike yesterday. gorgeous trail, well marked and mostly clear. The is up and down a little but not too strenuous. Watch for

Just hiked to the highest point and back. Great afternoon hike.

So close to home! Always enjoy the trail and the beautiful falls!

10 days ago

hiked this today with my 5 & 3 year old sons. They loved it and so did I. We hiked in some lunch and ate at the lookout. Overall it was a great day!!

Kid friendly, many side trails. the trail is marked periodically, but the main trail is pretty worn and easy to follow. When you come to a 3-way: left goes to towers at the top, middle and right go to beautiful overlook! It doesn't take long to complete the trail!

Nice easy trails. Playground for the kiddos and dog park for the pups and dog watchers alike. Certainly a good spot in Greenville to check out and enjoy a couple hours with the family.

Nice trail although the natural bridge doesn’t look that natural.
We camped at devils fork and hike this around mid day, there are some really nice overlooks of the lake.

We never came across the falls. Trails are not marked. Kids enjoyed playing on the rocks in the river. Good place to stop if you are already in the area. Nice park with playground, ball field, and volleyball.

We hiked the 2.5 trail to the top of the falls. About 250 yards in, there is a big blowdown that obscures a wooden gate that keeps you on the blue blazed trail. Be careful, because for some reason there are a couple blue blazes headed up the hill in the wrong direction. Definitely turn right and go through the wooden gate where you will see the trail markers headed down the hill. I would rate the hike as moderate and the scenery from the top of the falls makes it worthwhile.

Great hike...great falls. Perfect for a relaxing hike for the family!

the 2.5 mile trail is not well marked, there are downed trees at key turns that make the trail hard to follow. the blue markers are very worn but the path is easy to follow most of the way. great hike with even better views at the end.

Gorgeous trail trail with lots of small waterfalls

20 days ago

I absolutely loved this trail. The lead up to the waterfall was awesome. It needs a little maintenance though. Rocks definitely need to be placed in the crossings between the fields. I took both parents,who are 70, and I have to say, my mom did not like crossing the fallen logs. The waterfall was beautiful and I really enjoyed climbing the moss covered rocks to get pictures. I will definitely do this hike again and explore a little more. This is one of my favorite waterfalls so far and I’ve been to a lot of falls!!! ♥️♥️♥️

20 days ago

After getting lost on the windy gravel road, then trying to get to the trailhead on the washed out dirt road, I didn't start the hike too happy....but once on the trail found it to be very beautiful, mostly wooded until you get to the falls. The grade is fairly easy down to the river and falls. The falls are very nice and there is a sandy area where it would be nice to hang out on a hot day and wade in the water.
I do recommend parking your car at the beginning of the dirt road that leads to the trail head. It is about a half mile hike down to the trailhead, but better than taking out the bottom of your car.

Great hike for the day! Wasn’t expecting such a beautiful waterfall!!

Loved the trails and was great to see some wildlife. There seemed to be a lot of trash on the trails and along the water. Would have given 5 stars if it had been cleaner.

26 days ago

This trail is poorly maintained. Many of the steps are rotten with rebar spikes sticking up, which is a major safety hazard. Best to avoid with children.

The rock ledge overlooking the lake offers some really nice views.

a little hard to find the trailhead. unless you have a good 4x4 don't try to drive down the dirt road, just walk it to be safe. Really fun waterfall with great swimming hole in the summer! Lots of fun!

Beautiful waterfall! There are a few places that you have to cross the creek on rocks. Not a huge deal but something that would be better in warm weather. The falls were absolutely beautiful. The trail was clean and marked. We will definitely be headed to see them in the summer!

Fun place to hike and get out in nature. Lots of birds, turtles, and other wildlife. The loop doesn’t exist though, wish it did! Connects to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Variety of trail surfaces including pavement, wooden, and dirt (sometimes mud). Lots of little lookouts to enjoy the wildlife.

1 month ago

I did this hike on Sunday, March 4th, my second time doing this hike, the weather was great! TI really enjoyed this trail. It is an easy hike with a beautiful waterfall. Huge boulders all covered in moss. The waterfalls falls into a gorge. We had just had rain last week so there was plenty of water at the falls. I got some great photos which I have uploaded.
After passing thru the gate you will go hike thru 4 wildlife fields. There are several creek crossings. The first creek crossing there are no rocks so expect to get your shoes wet. All of the other crossings there are rocks or tree limbs for crossing. After the 4th field the trail is in the right corner of the field. The trail is not marked and there are several more tributary of Tamassee Creek along the way. At one tributary the tails goes left and less traveled trail to the right, "be sure to go left and cross the creek". Be sure to stay left of the creek, whenl you get within 300 - 400 feet of the falls, at this point you have to pick your way thru the rocks and boulders to get closer to the falls. Be sure that you are on the left side of Tamassee Creek to get to the falls.

Directions from Travelers Rest, SC -- from SunRift Adventure parking lot, travel on 276 to Hwy 11
Go 44.7 miles from Sunrift until you turn right onto Cheohee Valley Road

from Cleveland SC US Post office you will travel another 34.9 miles
from the Moorefield Memorial Hwy/Hwy 11 intersection you will travel another 19 mile
At Cheohee Valley Road there is a brown sign on the left side of Hwy 11 that says Piedmont Forestry Center, SC Forestry Commission.

Turn right onto Cheohee Valley Road.
Go 2.1 miles and turn left on Tamassee Knob Road
Drive another 0.50 miles and turn right on Jumping Branch Road
Then another 1.5 mile to the second dirt/gravel road, it is not marked but you want FS715A
Go approximately 0.7 miles to a dirt parking area on the right just before a concrete bridge. You will see the gate and fields.
The path immediately goes into the field past the gate.

Have fun!

Beautiful waterfalls

1 month ago

Great park for easy hiking and viewing waterfalls. We take our pig for a walk here and love visiting City Scape Winery and Happy Cow Creamery nearby!

The trail was very short and easy.

Great winter trail. You can hear the road for the first mile or so but it wasn’t bad. Great winter views and the lake is amazing! Campsites are large and the location is great. Definitely a good workout and lots of climbing. Trail is well maintained and marked.

Heavily trafficked city park. Nicest looking spot is the nature trail entrance, but it’s so crowded you can’t enjoy anything. Parking area is ridiculous; don’t expect your car to not be hit by someone who can’t navigate small areas. If you go on hikes for nature and solitude, do yourself a favor and skip this one.

2 months ago

Loved it. Great views. Perfect intensity for a short 4 miler. Can’t wait to go back and camp there!

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