Chau-Ram Falls Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Westminster, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.0 miElevation gain147 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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Note: This park and trail are actually closed from November to March. This is a great county park with 4 miles of trails. You park right next to a waterfall and there are other falls close by. There is a nice bridge and a playground for kids. Fun for the whole family!

Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk (gate is locked after hours). Fees $2 per car Camping $20 residents $25 non residents (per day)

Call 864.888.1488 for more information.

Directions: From Westminster, drive west on US 76. Keep right at the fork with US 123 and drive another 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Chau Ram Park Road and continue to the park entrance at the end of the road. You can park on the right, or follow the park road loop to the lower-level parking area.

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Lila Patterson
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Kimberly Pearigen
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Beautiful

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Robin Chambers
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Great trail with nice signage. some of the offshoots to the water's edge are overgrown. Nice new facilities.

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Jonathan Barber
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Craig Martin
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Arrived shortly after the park opened and hiked the blue trail. Nice trail with a few challenges, but we had the tail to ourselves and enjoyed the scenery.

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Beautiful fun trail with tons of amazing side trails to stop off and hang out or play in the river. All of the trails kind of loop together - we did the orange loop, hooked over to the double red trail and found some great spots! It was pretty crowded on the river today but not so much on the trails.

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Briton Pollock
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Blue path is narrow but nice. Lots of swimming holes and beautiful waterfall spots.

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Tricia Proctor
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This is an easy quick see of a nice waterfall. Definitely more of a family place a little busy for us

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Katy Harris
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My family loved the trail! it was a bit steeper than we expected and we only did half the trail because we liked the swimming spot we found a lot. over all loved the experience.

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Joseph Johanesse
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Very nice park. Did between massive rain dumps as late spring in SC pretty much rains every day seems like. Falls were nice and nice pic nick area to have lunch. Not real long but has nice smaller cascades / rapids which were cool as well. Only reason not 5 was short distance and not overly difficult.

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Alex Marion
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We went on the orange trail and it was great! So many spots to explore along the water.

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Scott Stone
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Awesome family friendly area. Nice waterfall that is directly across from the parking area. Amazing river views, clearly marked trails, a sandy beach area for swimming, very well maintained park with staff onsite. $2 parking fee.

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Tammy Hanson
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park is closed

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kb 1013 ..
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The park was closed today. Will come back another time.

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Jane Barker
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Nice short trail. Does have some elevation gain. It will you off trail on the map but if you are on the orange trail you are good! Open seasonally Park open through coronavirus but not the campground or restrooms.

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Laurin Thompson
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It’s such a beautiful park with pretty breathtaking views of the river throughout most of the hike. It was great for the kids and dog.

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Paul DiGirolamo
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This park and trail are actually closed from November to March. Went the day after Thanksgiving and the road was blocked, No Trespassing and Tow Away signs everywhere. Please update the description

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Sandy Austell
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Love this place! Trails are well marked and not to many major inclines. The trail is very narrow in the beginning of the blue trail, down by the river but the further you go the wider it gets. Good hike.

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Sally Rosenlund
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Nice trail! The app only shows a one mile trail but if you combine the orange and blue trail you get a nice 1.8 mile hike and you’re along the river most of the time! Trail is very narrow in places but well cared for by the county. Park is closed mid Nov-March.

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Amanda Stapleton-Lunsford
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Great park close to my house!!!

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Beech baby
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This was a great find for us. We were here on a weekday and since the park was pretty empty, it allowed us to let our dog play off leash for a short time. We will definitely be back while we're in the area!

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Sandy Austell
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Very cute little park very easy to hike and you get immediate gratification by being able to see the waterfall.

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Cristalle Turner
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The one mile blue trail is excellent for families with kiddos of all ages as well as dogs. The first half follows the river with an excellent view of the rapids, while the second half loops through pine forests. The suspension bridge is beautiful and there are plenty of picnicking areas. Take advantage of the free life vests and float through the rapids or wade in the shallow water.

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Jon Lambdin
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Took the blue loop. Great views, steep at times, but well worth it. Rough for small kids.

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Shane Gibbs
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donna feltman
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Great family place! We had a wonderful time! Beautiful scenery and well maintained!

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Steve Dowdy
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Nice park. Lots of things to do. Good trails. Several trails not shown on this app? Can do all trails in a couple hours and very worth doing. Scenic and a good workout.

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Becky Spearman
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Really nice area. No hike at all to the falls. They’re right by the parking area.

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Kelli Mitchell
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I had a long week of hiking! I wanted an easy day. This was a perfect place to go. I hiked the orange trail. Very easy. Very short. A large portion of it is next to the water. There were many chances to rock hop and stick your feet in the water. There were families on the sandy beach areas. And there were kids playing in the rapids. There are free loaner life jackets. It looked like a fun time had by all! It was only two dollars per car to get in. And they have replaced a lot of the wood on the bridges, and on the steps. The bathrooms are very very clean

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