Issaqueena Falls Trail

EASY 76 reviews

Issaqueena Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walhalla, South Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
13 days ago

very short walk really. Falls are gorgeous especially when butt slide and scramble to the bottom.

hiking
13 days ago

Short hike the real view is when you scramble to the base of the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Really pretty an an easy walk to the lookout. If you really want to have fun, scramble down the trail to the bottom of the falls. :)

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a nice trail for everyone.. If you want to enjoy just the falls from the distance, you can do it from the overlook. However you can climb down the bottom of the waterfall which is really steep and enjoy it from close.

3 months ago

Going to the bottom and getting back up is pretty steep. Great challenge.

hiking
4 months ago

Short hike nice falls

hiking
4 months ago

It’s an easy hike. I found it slightly more difficult personally because I’m short and that made getting over some of the rocks or logs difficult for me.

hiking
4 months ago

An easy trail to hike, if you want to go to the bottom, it’s a little steep, but if dry, easy to get down to, and back up. Awesome fall to check out!

5 months ago

Quick and easy. Steep slope going to the bottom but doable.

5 months ago

Very pretty!

6 months ago

Beautiful fall. Access to bottom fairly easy can get behind top tier of fall.

6 months ago

Easy peasy. Kid friendly.

hiking
7 months ago

The steep decent looks scarier than it is. The view of the waterfall below is amazing. You might even catch a rainbow at the bottoms of falls. Beware of snakes-my son found a few at the bottom of the falls. One of my favorite short walks. Be sure to see Stump House Tunnel across from the fall.

hiking
8 months ago

Not too great unless you hike 10 min down to the base of the falls. Then you have a great view and it's a 4 star waterfall

hiking
8 months ago

I love it, I go there several times a year
great for anyone

hiking
9 months ago

No trail to the bottom, but if you don't mind a little climbing back up it's well worth the view from the bottom. Also, at the top of the falls is a ledge where you can climb under the falls. It's an amazing view. Look up the history of the falls, it makes the trip even better!

hiking
9 months ago

This one is very adventurous mountain climbing but fun got to be careful about rattlesnakes

9 months ago

There is no "trail" to get to the bottom of the falls. Just a steep and tricky descent. Well worth the vantage point if you can safely manuver your way down. There are hiking trails all around that are well maintained. Only did the yellow trail, which is not a loop trail. Made it 2.2 miles in before turning back. Passes one of the small tunnels which is accessable if you crawl through the narrow opening. Once in you can stand up. Stumphouse tunnel, just a short hike from the falls is pretty unique. To be inside a tunnel that miners worked during the civil war was is quite the experience. New to hiking but i recommend this place.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Good for hot summer days with kids. very quick walk to the falls, and a short climb down to the base where everyone can cool off. It does get crowded during season time, though.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

nice over look platform at top of falls right at parking lot, small hike down to bottom of falls

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Short walk to a beautiful view of the falls, and a fun downward climb with my 10 year old to see the falls up close!

walking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Short walk to see the falls without too much effort. I've been sick the past few days, so that is wonderful!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Not a "hike". The scramble down to the base of the falls is just plain FUN! There were plenty of small children and old folks like me hanging out at the base. The Falls are spectacular!

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beautiful waterfall! And during this time of the year the leaves on the trees look amazing!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Love

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

It's a steep climb down to the bottom of the waterfall but it's a short walk and a pretty waterfall!

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice to see but the trail to the base of the falls is very dangerous. I recommend observing the falls from the platform.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The size of the waterfall and the Cherokee legend of the girl named Issaqueena makes this waterfall even more fascinating. However, unless there has been ample rain don't expect alot of flow. You will read that it's an "easy" hike. This is to the overlook deck which would be a waste unless it's winter as trees would block the view. In order to truly see the waterfall you must desend down. It's a fairy short hike but can be quite dangerous if you're not in shape. Use hiking poles, roots, your butt, whatever!

backpacking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The falls were absolutely gorgeous. It's a little treacherous to get to the bottom, but worth the extra angle. Locals hang out at the bottom like a swimming hole. The Blue Ridge Railroad hiking trail is nearby, so that was a plus.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Nice little walk. Usually stop here when I'm in the area. Only a small portion can be seen from the platform this time of year due to trees. You'll need to climb down the trail below the platform to see all of the fall. Always crowded. Stumphouse Tunnel is very close by.

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