High Falls Trail via Ralph J Andrews Park

MODERATE 19 reviews

High Falls Trail via Ralph J Andrews Park is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

Short but difficult hike to a great waterfall. Most of the trail is climbing up and down rocks. You hike down to the waterfalls and then return up the mountain. It is a there and back trail.

5 hours ago

Portions are steep but a great waterfall at the bottom. Pack in a lunch (Cary it back out), sit and enjoy the cool water and breeze. I good workout

3 days ago

for the record High falls trail at Ralph J. Andrew's recreation park is located on pine creek rd in Glendale, North Carolina not Salem, South Carolina. This is the opposite entrance to the falls from High Falls trail. shorter out and back from this end.

hiking
6 days ago

This is a great workout - the way up really gets your heart rate going :) Trail is well maintained. Waterfalls are truly beautiful.

Awesome hike. Had an eight year old, six year old and a dog. Fun hike but lots of stairs on the way back up!

30 days ago

This is a can't miss, but be ready to put in the work. Take snacks, water, and swim gear then plan to stay a bit. This fall is one of the best I've seen.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls. Very steep elevation over short distance. Please be in decent shape to enjoy this.

1 month ago

Fantastic waterfall, but kind of brutal hike back up to the top. It is a short hike, but the rocks on the way down are mighty slippery, so watch your step!

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible waterfall at the bottom of this descending trail. Among the best I’ve seen in Lake Glenville area. Steep climb out out, but well worth it!

walking
4 months ago

great trail. 100% worth the walk to the bottom. found a great spot to set up my eno for an hour and hang out and listen to the falls. great trip.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail to start a week of hiking with. My dogs loved it and we all climbed on rocks and did our own little adventure when we got down to the falls. A warning the climb back up all up hill is a workout.. one needs to be in shape.

hiking
7 months ago

A beautiful, short, and difficult, out and back trail located at the Pines Recreation Area. You park in a well-marked area with restrooms and a seasonal man-made beach. The trail starts directly across the parking lot. For the most part, it begins with a decent down to the waterfall. The hike is difficult due to the 500+ elevation change in the short distance and rocky trail. We did this hike with my 5 year old who loved it, she has experience hiking. You should be in halfway decent shape for this hike but it is reasonable for anyone who wants to attempt it. You just may need to take a few breaks. We will definitely be doing this one again in the summer or fall. Our winter trip added to the difficulty as many of the rocks were covered in ice making it a bit more treacherous.

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