Catawba Indian Reservation is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Rock Hill, South Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



a fantastic view of the free flowing Catawba River !! This particular trail is the Yehasuri trail. It's a scenic trail that is a part of an old wagon trail that dates back to 1810 with several interpretative signs along the way. You will end at one of the most beautiful sections of the Catawba River that exists today. There are only two free-flowing sections remaining and this area is one of them. If you linger long enough by the rivers edge you'll most likely see a Great Blue Heron skimming the water. There is a rock shelf that extends across the river and the sounds of the rushing water is worth the hike !!

over grown
1 month ago

We started the trail at the cultural center. There were downed trees blocking the path and no signage whether it was the trail path or not. We were able to get down to the Catawba River and saw several camp sites. Even a swing if you wanted to jump into the fast flowing river. Definitely could use signage or mike markers. The path is well worn as if a 4 wheeler or some other utility vehicle drives down it. Got as far as the metal bridge and turned around. If we had known the boat launch was only a few feet away. Next time we will park at the government center and take the trail from there. Overall I did notice several trash cans throughout the trail and some benches here or there. It would help to clear the areas around the benches to make use of them. The river is beautiful and peaceful.

Tue Mar 12 2019

Nice trail. Easy to hike. Along the Catawba River. If you do the whole thing it's almost 2 miles one way.

Sun Jun 26 2016

Trail is very nice along river but not well marked.

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Wed May 13 2015