Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

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Walhalla, South Carolina

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Walhalla, South Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.9 miElevation gain492 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingForest
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Don George
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Warren Brown
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Randy Paquette
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HikingFeeGreat!

My wife and I did this trail today. It was a nice easy hike and a great learning experience. We also visited the stump house mountain tunnel which is not on the trail but just a couple hundred yards up the road. This isn't an arduous hike by any means and good for families. One area was pretty narrow and washed out but otherwise easy.

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Cindy Jones
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sue hipps
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Meredith Bunch
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We had an excellent time on this trail. However, we went on blind faith at first that we were even on the right trail. The trailhead is not marked very well. There is a little marker saying Blue Ridge Railway trail section 3. The section 3 part is what threw us. is there a section 1 and 2 that we were missing? it's also right at the top of Issaqueenah Falls, which is where everyone else was going. We started down the trail anyway and met a couple of hikers a little way down that confirmed we were on the right trail. hardly anyone was on it, which was nice after leaving the quite busy Issaqueenah Falls. The path was well marked and it was beautiful!

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Michael Gustus
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Maegan White
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Not many views as it’s a stroll through the forest but it was such a pleasant day for it! We also did the tunnel, isaqueena falls, and yellow branch falls while in the area.

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Heather Huston
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Ansley Bourchier
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HikingFeeMuddyOver grown

Trail was very muddy and overgrown. Small area for kids to play in the water before trailhead that was nice.

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Roger Smeds
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Was a great, easy walk through some awesome forest. Lots of interesting history as well. Everything depends on your perspective!

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Jackie Peck
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

The trail was overgrown and very spiderweb he, no view and nothing of interest.

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Lynda Betabdishoo
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HikingBugsMuddy

Interesting trail. Wooded...it’s not about the views but about the walk in the history. The mileage is way off....2.8 one way for a total of 5.6. That if you don’t do the spur trail to see the Middle Tunnel. That makes it a little over 5.7.

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Jason Bales
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HikingMuddy

Great beginner trail but a little more intense with mud and a big dog pulling the whole way

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Lee Dennis
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WalkingMuddyRockyScramble

This trail has a few spots where it takes some effort to climb upwards. Some spots were slippery with leaves. Some of those leaves covered rocks. Be careful with your footing. Historical more than entertaining.

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haley kendal
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HikingBugsOver grown

If you enjoy history and caves then this is is a fun trail to hike. The trail itself is overgrown but it's easy enough to hike through. I would recommend wearing long pants and a lot of bug spray. There are markers on the trail to tell you about the plant life and the history of the blue ridge rail road. You can go into the middle cave although you can't go far because a gate blocks the rest of the tunnel. The last cave, Sadlers Cave, is underwater so you can't enter it. It totaled at just five miles and was fairly easy. I also didn't see anyone else on the trail so it's secluded.

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Stephen Rochester
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the trail is laid out really well. and the history was pretty cool. all in all I enjoyed this trail and would recommend it.

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Stacy Smith
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not much of a trail if you just simply want scenic views, but historically very interesting.

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Sabryna McMillan
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Really enjoyed this trail! There are a couple of spots that give really great views, and I loved the facts about the railroad and various plants along the way

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Wayne Walk Jr.
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I logged a total of 5.61 round trip miles from tunnel to tunnel to include the trek down the hill to the waterfall. Very interesting history here! You can see all the cuts and digs they did to create the railroad bed. The history of this railroad and the tunnel approaches are amazing. Trail is in good shape.

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Ricky Smith
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Awesome trail, easy to hike and historic

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