Falls Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 159 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!

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful hike! Uphill most of the way there as expected but the view is worth it!

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail and was very much so worth it! Although you have this trail marked as moderate but at the trail head it says strenuous! But otherwise great! Loved it will definitely go back! Need to bring a drone!

6 days ago

Awsome fall hike, well marked and trail in good shape. View of falls very nice.

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7 days ago

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9 days ago

A little rough from the start, but the waterfall was wonderful.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail to hike with friends. The trail is fairly steep and a little rocky but the waterfall is beautiful!

12 days ago

12 days ago

Starts off rough but totally worth the Hike.

hiking
22 days ago

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22 days ago

Fantastic views. It was a bit more strenuous than we anticipated, but totally worth it in the end!

hiking
25 days ago

We tried this one out last week and we weren’t disappointed! Definitely tested our fitness levels, but we’ll be back to do it again without a doubt!

27 days ago

Definitely more than moderate, steep up and down in some areas and hard to get a foot hold. Great view at that falls! would recommend a brining a walking stick.

1 month ago

Good jaunt uphill with a rewarding waterfall at the top. wouldn't say "strenuous" but definately got my heart pumping. took about an hour to complete the whole thing including a stop at the waterfall for pictures. the trail is very clearly marked with the purple marks on the trees. I went on a Friday in the early afternoon and saw a small group. quiet, peaceful, fresh air. trail is rocky and a lot of roots sticking up.

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If you stick to the trail, this is a moderate but do-able hike. But, as mentioned, there are many places where the trail breaks off and if you lose the main trail following the river (like I did), it is EXTREMELY strenuous getting back. Stick to the main trail (purple tree markers) and you're in for a great hike. Challenging, but the payoff of reaching the falls is worth it.