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Decent outing with the kids with minimal difficulty.

Great quick morning hike. Trail down to the waterfall is narrow, so be careful.

hiking
7 days ago

great trail and view.would rate it above easy though.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a good hike for a family. We have three kids ages 5, 9 and 13. This trail was good all around. We aren’t in the best shape of our lives either. Nice moderate and beautiful location. Well kept trails with breathtaking falls.

Good loop! Kids love playing at end in waterfall.

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

We love this for small children.

Really pretty an an easy walk to the lookout. If you really want to have fun, scramble down the trail to the bottom of the falls. :)

Beautiful waterfall. If you do the complete 6 mile trail, I would definitely rate this trail as moderate. My tracker put it equivalent to climbing 88 flights of stairs and that doesn’t include declines. Trail is very clean. There are bathrooms at the parking lot which is very convenient.

Great short trail when you don’t have a lot of time.

hiking
16 days ago

It’s a nice trail for everyone.. If you want to enjoy just the falls from the distance, you can do it from the overlook. However you can climb down the bottom of the waterfall which is really steep and enjoy it from close.

hiking
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!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Streams in the way where you cannot cross without waders or getting wet. Trail doesn't look very well-maintained. The incessant dog barking noises indicated that there were hunters nearby.

We had a good time on this hike. It mostly follows logging roads, but it follows near the creek for a lot of the hike and has some pleasant scenery. My daughter and I spotted an owl late in the evening as we were getting close to the end, so that was cool. We really enjoyed the rapids. There are two places where you’ll have to get wet crossing the creek.

hiking
27 days ago

Very well marked and maintained. Lots of small waterfalls. The uphill and downhill sections balance out nicely. Very pet-friendly, but not much fauna to be seen.

hiking
27 days ago

Great little starter trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Super fun ! Super easy ! The walk down is a breeze, but the walk back up is kind of rough .

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike. Beautiful falls.

hiking
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!

hiking
1 month ago

Angel Falls and the smaller Panther Falls are the hidden gems of this area. Very close to the crowded Minnehaha Falls but with much less traffic. A very easy trail to follow along the creek.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice small hike to waterfall

Great short trail. Beautiful scenery

on Waldrop Stone Falls

1 month ago

Nice to get back in the woods, if only for a mile.

1 month ago

Going to the bottom and getting back up is pretty steep. Great challenge.

2 mile walk from gate when it is closed. One small waterfall, one small creek and 2 big creeks each way that I couldn't cross and had to turn around.

hiking
2 months ago

love it!

Pretty water features but stays muddy.

The waterfall is fantastic and a fairly easy hike. Not much parking if more than 3-4 vehicles.

we took this spur trail off the Foothills trail. Pretty Falls, not difficult to get to at all. Just remember when you're going down hill to see the falls, you will be walking back up those hills.
on your way to the falls, listen off to your right. Quick little side trip to see another much smaller falls. when there today the water comes down the small rock cascade and then goes underground I believe. Pretty cool to see.

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