King Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.7 miElevation gain249 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingDog friendlyForestRiverWaterfallWildlifeRocky
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This is a beautiful hike to the King Creek Falls.

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Robert Ley
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HikingGreat!

This is a short side trail from Burrell Ford campground and the Foothills Trail. The base of the falls is shallow and allows you to wade right up to the falls and have a great (cold) shower. If it is a sunny day, the best time to arrive is around noon as the sun will brightly shine through the canopy.

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LINDSAY D
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Most stunning waterfall, definitely on my list to camp & explore

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Jennifer N
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Starts off down gravel road to a campsite area along the creek. For me it was raining the majority of my time on the trail & multiple days prior so it was WET & slick. However the falls were BEAUTIFUL. Most of the trail is fairly easy, with just minor roots & rocks, but the closer to the trails the harder it got for me. Narrow trail, more rocks & steeper roots to navigate & the cutout in the tree was a bit sketchy for me, then the end is rocks down to the fall itself. I also typically hike solo so I hike super slow being extremely careful & look around at everything. Took me just over an hour. Spent about 10 min at the falls. Absolutely beautiful & recommend if you're in the area.

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Tony C
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One of the best waterfalls in the state and not a long hike to reach it. Plus you have the beautiful Chattooga nearby as well.

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Tom Jenkins
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Jeff Priore
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Road biking

Short Urban ride that includes ourshort greenway.

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Chad Love
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Very well maintained and the falls is absolutely breathtaking. In fact, it’s my favorite so far in Oconee County, and I’ve done 10. As with most trails, plan for rocks, roots, mud and blow downs. Highly recommend this falls if you’re in the area.

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John Caccavaro
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great, easy walk. the waterfall at the end is totally worth the drive down the dirt road.

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Randy Hikes In Nature
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This is such a beautiful, secluded hike. I can honestly say, I stumbled upon this trail. I was staying at Oconee State Park and setoff to another waterfall. But my phone had no service, GPS didn't work, and maps were not accurate. I lucked into finding this place and was rewarded with an awesome picnic at the base of the falls, and a day that I will never, ever forget. Hint- Burrells Ford Campground parking lot is where you park to get to this waterfall. You go North on HWY 107 from Oconee State Park until you see the sign to turn left to go to Burrells Ford. Long dirt road (but they were paving it when we were there), such as beautiful place. I hiked a few other places in the area, would definitely love to come back again! https://youtu.be/cIp2APQyD1U

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Donnie Anders
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Sarah-Katherine Burke
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love this trail! super easy and fun. it’s the perfect trail for a hot day

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Stacy Suttles
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HikingMuddy

well worth the hike

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Slade K
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wet leaves and roots makes for a slippery trek but will worth it.

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lilieth molnar
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xavier michel
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Dirk Jock Dirksen.
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HikingGreat!

This is supposed to be in Kings Creek Falls Trail.

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Thomas Price
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Breathtaking waterfall. Suggested gear: water resistant shoes, trek pole.

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Natalie Bishop
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HikingMuddyOver grown

The length of this trail is super nice - but the terrain is a little rough. Lots of roots and skinny spaces, but don’t let that deter you from the falls. It’s absolutely breathtaking. A few notes though: - There is a fallen tree you must cross, there was a snake in it when we needed to cross. Please be careful! - a lot of people said not to go after it rains because it is muddy. It hadn’t rained for days when we went, and towards the end of the trail it was extremely muddy. There is water coming down from the mountain. It will ALWAYS be muddy - so prepare for that when picking shoes. - we took a picnic, but there really wasn’t an easy place to sit but on the rocks, which are soaking wet, so if you want to sit bring a blanket!

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Alvo Deborah
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Two patches of mud and a little bit slippery but an easy trail. The falls were running heavy and were beyond gorgeous!

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Charley Mcclaren
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The trail was not easy. But we did enjoy the falls very much!

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Katie Scott
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The trail is pretty narrow, and runs along a steep ravine, but my pre-teen and I were able to navigate it pretty easily. We went after it had been raining for a few days, so some places closer to the falls were pretty slippery, but it was well worth it for the breathtaking falls at the end of our (approx 30min) hike.

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Michelle Parker
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B Sharp
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

PROS: Really nice waterfall, short trail, very few people. CONS: Narrow path, rooty underfoot, significant overgrowth, muddy, slippery and a large fallen tree you have to climb over. A short, not-too-steep, trail with a really nice waterfall at the end. Not necessarily "easy" given the slipperiness, trees obstacles, etc. A "one and done" for us.

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Tricia Proctor
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Followed this trail down the service road toward the campground, on the way back we jotted to the train marked to the right of the bridge and liked that better. Falls were awesome. Water shoes a must as u can play in the bottom

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Rusty Newman
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Fantastic

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Taylor Woodward
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Very nice falls. Well work the hike to it

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