Falls Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 131 reviews

Falls Creek Waterfall Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marietta, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This a great little workout, a bit much for the toddlers but okay for the pre teen crowd. The hike starts uphill and stays that way for a good while. There are some flat stretches mixed in and a couple stream crossings. Being this short the hike reaches the falls before your to tired to enjoy the falls and they are beautiful. You can cross at the base of the falls and hike up the trail on the other side for a great picnic spot. If the water is high when you go you can decide to climb up the cables to the upper part of the falls. A great workout with an awesome payoff. Enjoy, See you on the trail!

4 days ago

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4 days ago

My wife and I went on the trail just after a rain storm. Very well kept and marked trail. It took about 45 min up and about 25 min back, with a wet trail and an out of shape spouse (okay, It's me) A few spots at the top were more technical. We almost didn't go up the steep part at the waterfall, but I'm so glad we did. We can't wait to come back up with our kids to see this incredible falls. The bees another hiker mentioned were gone on our hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Fun hike! When we went, the lower falls were infested with bees, so be careful. Not a difficult hike, we went after work during the week and it was a very nice, quick hike. The waterfalls were tremendous!

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9 days ago

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13 days ago

Perfect quick morning hike with my dog. Doesn't take anywhere near 2 hours each way! Not sure what that's about. Great photo opportunity with the falls if you're willing to get your feet wet.

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17 days ago

What a great adventure. We took our 7 kids ages 5-9. They are well experienced in the woods. The last .4 miles is very technical. The reward at the top is beautiful beyond description. We will do it again!

25 days ago

Steep, challenging, beautiful waterfall at top.

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26 days ago

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1 month ago

Hiked this in about 2 hours round trip including playing at the waterfall. Was difficult for most of the trek but worth it. Would do this again and allow extra time to explore more.

1 month ago

Nice trail, aptly rated , great workout and great reward when you reach the falls.

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1 month ago

Good trail, wonderful falls view, no complains!

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1 month ago

This is my 3rd time doing this, yea the hike is a bit rough, but do able and well worth seeing the falls, basically 2 falls in 1.!! Top and bottom..Love it♥️