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hiking
9 days ago

First - this is NOT a loop trail - It's an out & back between the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery and the Chattooga River. The incline is not the reported. 1,263ft by any means. Relatively straight trail with few obstacles - you can keep a very nice pace. Small waterfalls along the way with a few chances to get close to the water and climb on some rocks. Fall colors are PEAK right now.

Great 1.5-2 hr hike, foliage had a lot of variations and we didn’t see a single person on the trail with us.

Super fun! Pretty easy hike and we saw a few people camping

love it!

hiking
22 days ago

One of my favorite hikes!! Bring a lunch and enjoy the beautiful view!!

Went on a hike with my wife and six and seven year old girls on 10/19/2018. The hike was pretty easy and quite enjoyable but we were disappointed in the view of the waterfall. Be aware that when you actually get close to the waterfall, you’re pretty much just hiking parallel to the falls and gradually making your way down the mountain and never actually heading to the base of the falls. We started at the Bad Creek parking lot and didn’t even complete the entire hike. Maybe about 80-90% of the hike as marked on this app. On the way back, we took the gravel road instead because we were in a hurry to head back due to losing daylight with my two young girls. Overall, the difficulty of the hike was easy. No climbing involved and the trail doesn’t get too steep at all. The trail is marked well enough and maintained. Easy enough for six and seven year old girls. Like I mentioned, the only reason we didn’t make it was due to losing light.

Parking is at camp ground parking. Walk down gravel road a ways until you see the trail.head sign for the falls. The walk to the falls was beautiful. Very wooded, lots of ferns, roots to walk over, under canopy all the way with small creek running alongside part of the way. The falls were more than we anticipated. Nice short walk for a beautiful fall.

hiking
27 days ago

This was a beautiful hike! I definitely would not rate this as hard - more like moderate. The only difficult part was heading back up from the river. The waterfall and river are totally worth this short steep section. Otherwise very easy trail that makes for a nice afternoon hike!

This waterfall is breathtaking! We couldn’t find the trailhead so we went down the gravel road about .3 mile to where the campground is... then the trail will be on the left a little passed the map sign...It is a awesome hike under trees from that point..Some places on trail are slick and narrow so be careful with children . We came only to hike to waterfall but ended up camping at their walk in campsites. They are first come first serve and free! They have fire pits and bear hangs for food so bears cannot get your food! There is a pit restroom which is very gross.. but everyone has to go sometime. Loved this Falls and the free campsite!

hiking
27 days ago

STAY RIGHT!! The trail wasn't marked very well and the roadside parking was a little sketchy. However, the falls were very pretty and worth the hike! There is an upper and lower section of the falls, so I would encourage you to check out both! The last little bit is pretty step, so be ready.

This hike can fool you. It is relatively easy on the way down to the falls. As other reviewer‘s have mentioned, there is a sharp left at the “end”of the trail (at the river) to get to the falls. The falls are spectacular. The tricky part is on the way back, it is mostly uphill. The hike it’s not difficult but the return trip will exert some energy. Well worth the time.

Beautiful hike! Just a little disappointed when the lower falls went to a overlook!! Does anybody know how to reach to the base of the whitewater falls?

1 month ago

I love this trail but it is not for everyone .. first fall you must walk across tree to get there and the. Rest climb along tree roots and mountainsides .. I saw a lot of disappointed people that couldn’t get to the falls :(

Just to be clear in case someone else gets confused LoL.... when you park in the pull off gravel road you came up on, you will see a trail marker not far. on the trail marker you will see "74 yards" written in marker with an arrow pointing to the left. Walk back down the road you drove up on about that distance to find the actually trail beginning. Do not think it's the opening right next to the trail marker.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was so beautiful. Plenty of views of the river and rock cliffs. Plenty of places to camp.

Short walk to an absolutely beautiful fall! My Jeep Compass performed perfectly on the dirt drive to the location. Lots of mushrooms and pretty ferns to view along the walk. Overnight camping is permitted in select areas surrounding the waterfall if you wish. I cannot wait to walk this one again in the winter!

nature trips
1 month ago

Great hike in and out with beautiful spots all along the way. For those who are inexperienced with hiking, I would consider this moderate instead of easy for the distance and the trail itself with a good portion of it being uneven terrain with roots coming up from the ground and some parts that are narrow with cliff drops. The hike back out would be the more difficult with an incline all the way back up. Bring plenty of water on hot humid days.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, but watch for the turns. It is largely unmarked. There is a large stone arrow on the ground at one junction that directs you the correct way. As previously reviewed, the last bit of the trail leading to the Chattooga River is STEEP! The views of the falls and the river make the climb worth it.

Left the trail and beelined it down slope towards the falls. Immediately got attacked by yellow jackets, found a crashed airplane, got right on the lower falls and had a blast. Climbing back up through the dense foliage after the yellow jacket attack wasn’t fun but the day was great with lots of amazing photos.

The scenery on this hike is quite attractive and the hike going to the falls is easy. Moderate on the way back since there is a lot uphill walking. Very good hike it want to have plenty of time left in your day afterwards.

My group and I did The Great Wall Loop, which is about 7.5-8 miles. It is a challenging hike with the up and down hills. Some parts are a little steeper, and you will feel the burn the next day! I recommend bringing at least 3 liters of water. We went when it was muggy outside and about 84 degrees. I went through 2 liters of water and another liter I put my electrolytes in. We took breaks every mile or so - take as many breaks as you need! It’s not a rush!!

I really enjoyed that scenery changes a bit, there is this cool part where it’s like a forest, a part that is kind of jungle like, and another part that is more barren. September is also wild flower month so keep your eyes open and look out of the little flowers along the trail!

We went to the end of the dirt road to park my car then loaded up into the truck and went down the “primitive road” The trail was great! The last little bit is a little difficult but my 3 year old son did most of this hike.

Beautiful hike and easy trail.

Nice short hike with a great payoff at the falls.

great trail. 4x4 access road gets you a little closer. also has spots for camping

This was an amazing start to the many trails we covered this weekend. The trails are navigatable but I used walking sticks to help a little climb up and down the terrain. Going to the bottom was well worth it. A family brought a picnic and sat on the rocks at the first area of falls to enjoy the scenery. So worth it if you want to try your skills at hiking along tree roots to get around.

hiking
2 months ago

There is a road if you have a truck.... that goes to the trial head... makes it a little hard till you get to the trial head.. after that it is really nice!! We really enjoyed it!! Water is nice and falls are beautiful! Must see at least once!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice mountain bike trail, steady climbs and good downhills. Not as flowy as FATS. Good place to work on bike handling

Absolutely beautiful! I’m new to hiking and out of shape but it was easy for me. Very short hike, but took a bit of time to get to the bottom because of careful footing. So worth it!!! After parking, it took just a couple minutes to the Falls. The trail to the left leads to one waterfall, then to the right 3 more waterfalls. Camping areas were spacious and fairly clean (especially for being the day after Labor Day.) It was pretty muddy and rocky but so much fun. Bring LOTS of bug spray

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