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Took two dogs. Very narrow if your dogs haven’t been hiking then not a place for them. Wear hiking boots as it’s very narrow and muddy. Short but pretty once you get to the bottom. If you want to get wet it’s not too deep but cold.

Pretty falls, but extremely muddy. Very narrow and not well defined. Not safe for dogs

Have they moved the state line or has the trail slid south. According to the map this trail is located in North Carolina. Misleading if you are doing a search and it notes a completely different state.

6 days ago

Not well kept. got to a point where we could no longer find the trail or where to go. Trail head is in a remote location.

This trail was wonderful! It actually has two entrances, if you take the one behind the mill, it is a very interesting hike.

Literally a 2 min drive from the highway and a 5 min walk. Great to stop, stretch your legs, and see a beautiful waterfall on a road trip across TN.

In order to see all 4 falls you have to climb more than hike. They are beautiful though. The fall that is off to the left requires you to walk over a fallen tree over water or through water.

Took the family here today, we had a blast. Was able to get some great shots. The kids are use to adventures so we made each set of falls, our smallest is 3 and she did just fine, but they stay outdoors.

16 days ago

Trail is well marked. Six mile gravel road to the trailhead is scenic. The falls are beautiful and it is a great hang out spot for me and my dogs EXCEPT - SNAKES! Lots of these under the rock ledges today. Great swim spot though - GO EARLY for solitude.

21 days ago

Out-and-back past Bearwallow Valley Overlook to Bearwallow Falls viewing platform. Overlook offers a nice south-facing vista featuring Lakes Jocasee and Keowee, but as others have said power lines do mar the view. I also agree with previous reviews that Bearwallow Falls is not as scenic as the park's other waterfalls, but it is still a worthy destination. Also, starting at the Bearwallow Picnic Area shortens the hike to the falls to only 0.4 switchbacking miles. Overall, not the park's best trail, but still a nice hike.

So beautiful! Definitely more of a climb than a hike.

22 days ago

Beautiful!!! The trail was nice and easy until end of the trail, you need to cross the small stream and scramble on rocks.

Also there is very bumpy area on the road under first stream. So I suggest you to park on small pullout on right side then hike for only 500 feet to the trailhead.

Camping was great falling asleep to the sounds of the falls. They are absolutely stunning but it is more of a climb than a hike, but a million times worth it! Also worth it to go after a rainfall, looking back at the pictures it wouldn't have been as impressive if it didn't rain a day before we went.

24 days ago

It was a beautiful hike to the falls. There wasn't very much water in the falls given the lack of rain these last few days, but the hike was still worth it. I recommend this hike to anyone with children. I took my 5 yo son and he had no problem. It is worth noting that there is a small waterfall just after the camping area. That is not wildcat falls. Parking can be an issue if there are people camping at the trail head but we managed well enough with what we had. Safe travels

1 month ago

Easy and enjoyable hike. Water features are great - it's hard to capture the scale of the larger falls in photos. Beautiful views of the Blueridge Parkway. Great for a quick hike or for hikers that don't want to deal with much elevation change.

The trail is easy to find / navigate and quite short. The waterfall is spectacular! Follow busted Rock road until a creak crosses it. The road broadens here. Another road is to the left blocked by a red metal gate. this road is the trail. it follows the creek upstream. After about half a mile, the path narrows and goes straight to the base of the falls. I was thrilled to see such a dramatic cascade. Highly recommended, easy and beautiful. I loved this walk!

1 month ago

The trail was overgrown and had lots of trees down. Otherwise it was a lovely, easy walk and you hear the rushing water the whole time. The end of the hike is at the convergence of two creeks and it is lovely. Seeing the actual kiesee falls was a steep and slightly dangerous climb straight down and even then the water was rushing so much that I didn’t venture out into the stream where I’m sure the best view would have been. I recommend this trail for the adventurous hiker though as it is lovely and obviously little used.

Short and sweet. Lots of Rhododendrons.

1 month ago

It’s a beautiful hike and definitely worth the steep grade. One tip I have is that there are trails at the parking area, and the one leading to the fire tower is on the right side of the road, across from the parking space. The trails are not marked or anything

Decent little trail with a lot of scenery, with a cave along the way. I wouldn't go hours out of my way for to do this trail. But maybe if in area swing by & check it out.

short, nice swim spot, get your cardio coming back out

2 months ago

Not worth it unless you go down to the base of the falls. the path down is within the first 25-50 yards and looks like a washout. I wouldnt even take my shepard down though. Not for pets or elderly. View is great down there, but trash everywhere.

2 months ago

Great Hike! My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. Not too much elevation gain and perfect views, which makes this a great hike to bring friends and family. Will definitely be back.

I couldn’t find it. :-( Two roads diverged in the wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. :-)

Easy trail. Great falls. More falls if you cross the logs on the left at the split. Great spot for dogs to run and swim.

2 months ago

Beautiful short trail. Easy hike. Lots of wild flowers in bloom. Went on a Saturday afternoon in the 70s and only met three other people on the trail.

The Falls are so close to the parking area this is not much of a hike but the 3 tiers of Falls are stunning

Very pretty and remote.

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