Bee Cove Falls

MODERATE 12 reviews
#11 of 25 trails in

Bee Cove Falls is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

This is very nice hike for the seasoned hiker. Those who have never hiked much in the past will have a harder time on this trail. Most of the path is very nice and wide, making it very easy to travel with a partner. The trail runs through the forest and gives the hiker a great view of different types of trees and even some shrubs, but there are no overlooks that provide a great view of the area. Once you have hiked for about a mile you will cross over a small creek and the path will fork. At the intersection go right. When you come to another intersection take another right, you will walk over a vehicle barrier. If ever in doubt, stay right. Not long while you are on this path the trail starts to disappear, but you can hear the falls. This is where the trail leaves you on your own to find the falls.

3 months ago

The reviews are right, the short last bit to the falls is VERY steep going downhill. Once you're done viewing the falls and start heading back, you have to essentially crawl up what you just slid down. It was fun though! Definitely an adventure. If the rest of the hike had been as scenic as the end, I would have rated this higher.

Side note- the trails are not well marked. There are pink flags that are accurate for a while, but once you hit an odd shaped hump in the trail, you pretty much deviate away from the pink flagging and go through a trail that is much thinner and less defined than what you had gotten used to.

Second side note- there's no where to park. You have to park on the side of the road. The trail starts right off of the road with no sign.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This was a fantastic hike! 90% of it was gently sloping (from high to low) and beautiful; the last 10% was really challenging- more for me (age 45) than my son (age 14). The falls were beautiful and worth the effort to descend the last bit to the creek. The hike down took us about one hour and 15 minutes. The hike back up took about thirty minutes longer, with stops for rest. We would do this again for sure.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A really enjoyable hike and beautiful waterfall at the end. Well worth the effort on finding this trail and getting out there.
While we were there we only ran across one other hiking party.
Tons of downed trees crossing the trail but nothing to force you back.
Not the easiest to find, and while on the trail keep looking for the little pink plastic ribbons to help with directions.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Me and my old roommate hiked this last year. The trail was hard to spot we passed it twice. Once on the trail it was nice we both had our dogs with us we were the only ones on the trail it didn't take us long to hike it. The falls where pretty and we walked down the falls a good ways as well. All in all I plan on going this year again.

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Followed the directions/map and COULD NOT find the trailhead. Ended up hiking from the nearby fish hatchery toward the Chattooga.

8 months ago

90% of the hike was great. 10% was very difficult due to the steepness of the hike.

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013