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

walking

running

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.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
scramble
2 days ago

End of trail is not well maintained. Lots of fallen trees. Difficult for leashed dogs and backpacks. Nice falls but not much room to enjoy them. Quiet trail.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
4 days ago

Great falls when you make it there. We went a few days ago and it was a nice hike, there were several puddles from recent rains but the majority of the trail was an easy hike along a primitive road. Near the falls there are some pretty good sized trees that have fallen across the trail that require you to go off trail or climb through the trees.

hiking
off trail
12 days ago

Trees down over trail right before you get to the falls. You have to go off trail a bit. There are pink ribbon markers but you had to really look for them. The people in front of us turned around but my family decided to push on. I’m glad we did. It was a super fun adventure. AMAZING waterfall

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
23 days ago

When you park at the road, that is the beginning of the trail. There is some over growth. The trail forks at two spots, take a right each time. There are some HUGE trees that have fallen blocking the pathway. If you are in shape and able-bodied, you can maneuver around them. We are all in our early 30’s, pretty decent shape, but we were extremely careful. Once you get to a point where you can’t go any further, you have to kind of go down about 30 feet or so and then there’s a little trail to the right to the falls. Again, it is STEEP, it’s not marked, but with some searching you can make it down to the falls.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
off trail
washed out
1 month ago

Decent “primitive road” trail, I was more tempted to drive my Jeep down it. As other said there are a ton of downed trees, especially at the end. We bypassed through some tougher terrain but could barley see the falls. Overall not a bad little trail. If you want to by pass the trees and briefly see the falls, hop off trail at the split closest to the end (go between the split). Follow the ridge through the downed trees. Once you pass the last large trees at the end of the ridge follow the sound of the waterfalls down and to the right.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

We tried to be adventurous to go off trail around trees but wearing shorts - i wasn’t willing to sacrifice my legs for the scramble. I went off trail a pretty good way and didn’t really see a way around the trees. Really disappointed- I wanted to see the falls. Directions below were super helpful - as it isn’t marked which way on the road. Will try again when cleared

hiking
blowdown
scramble
1 month ago

My family and I went down this trail and it was a lot of fun, until we remembered that some small tornados had gone through the area a few days beforehand. The last little bit of the trail before the falls is completely covered by fallen trees. We knew the falls were close since we would hear them, so we went off the trail and went down the mountain about 50 yards and then made our way back up later. Totally worth the effort to the see the falls as they were beautiful, but it’s definitely a lot more work right now to get there.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
washed out
2 months ago

This trail is a gem of the upstate. Very smooth hiking until the end where you reach the waterfall. Follow the pink ribbons and then stay straight at the orange ribbon to reach the falls. Highly recommend giving this one a try.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

Beautiful Water fall at the end!!!!! Towards the end of the trail it gets a bit overgrown.. Trees are down but nothing you can’t pass through.. Also, towards the end of the trail it is not marked well. But definitely a must!!! Easy/moderate due to the downed trees.

hiking
6 months ago

Down and up trail mostly on a primitive forest road. Last part of trail was steep without many footholds. Waterfall was nice with a small rock ledge area to sit and have lunch.

hiking
9 months ago

Many trees down to go over or under. Wooded so no real vistas to see. Mostly an old logging / 4x4 road with ruts and stones. The falls were lovely but again trees down into fall area and no place to really splash and play

over grown
9 months ago

Just like other reviewers said, first 90% of hike is an easy, wide path. It almost looks like you can drive down the path but I wouldn't recommend it. Park on side of the road. There is no sign marking the trail. The last 10% is a steep, overgrown, downhill trek. There are no spots to sit & chill at the waterfall. Fun hike but wouldn't take small children down to the waterfall.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike! Watch out for a lot of trees that block the trail, but the falls are amazing when you get there. Watch for the ribbons that mark the trail.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
Sat Apr 13 2019

Great wide path, bunch of trees down blocking trail. Before you get to the falls it is really steep and narrow only about 250 ft then the falls will appear. Beautiful falls up close and personal I would do it again and pack a lunch

hiking
blowdown
over grown
Sat Apr 13 2019

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