King Creek Falls Trail

EASY 53 reviews
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King Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile 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 is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

Short walk to an absolutely beautiful fall! My Jeep Compass performed perfectly on the dirt drive to the location. Lots of mushrooms and pretty ferns to view along the walk. Overnight camping is permitted in select areas surrounding the waterfall if you wish. I cannot wait to walk this one again in the winter!

1 month ago

Great Trails! Bring a truck for the 2 mile long drive down the gravel road

hiking
2 months ago

An extremely easy hike with a great scenic view the end.

2 months ago

Nice little hike.. not difficult at all and even small children can do that... the waterfall at the end is really beautiful!!

hiking
3 months ago

Worth the hike to the falls. Not to steep some climbing nothing to hard, our 3 year old loved it. Our dog enjoyed it as well. wear closed toe shoes very wet trail. Take water with you as well. Well maintained tail and very well marked. if you haven't been deff worth the trip!!! lots of wildlife & birds.

hiking
3 months ago

The road markers had been removed, so track the driving distance carefully. The walk in was pretty easy. However just before we got to the falls, there was a big log across the trail. Although someone had cut a notch in it, it was still too high for these 70 year old legs to get over without additional steps (that were't there), so we never made it to the falls.

3 months ago

Kings Creek falls is absolutely amazing. Fairly easy to get to, well maintained trails, except closer to the falls it gets a little tricky. It’s very muddy around the falls, with some slick rocks you’ll have to climb down. The payoff is worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Quick hike from the parking lot with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Really enjoyed this one after camping along the Chattooga River the night before.

hiking
5 months ago

Short easy hike a a nice waterfall with a small swimming hole. Great spot to cool off during the hot summer months.

5 months ago

Nice short little hike with an amazing view of the waterfall. Took my 3yr old with me and he did great. There are a lot of roots along the path, but otherwise a great hike.

7 months ago

I would say easy/Moderate trail. Some narrow paths, and a lot of roots. However we took our 2 & 3 year old kids and they walked it there and back no problem. In fact my 2 year old was tugging on me to hurry. It’s definitely worth the hike. Very serine, and the waterfall is absolutely beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful falls, easy trail, easy to find!

hiking
8 months ago

We were in the area and found the trail to the King. It's a 20 min. hike from Burrell's Ford campground. Great hike but after a recent snowfall, the last hundred yards to the falls were icy and quite the challenge. The view at the falls was definitely worth the risk. The water was gushing and the trickle falls to the side were iced over. Spectacular to say the least.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike. Dog friendly. Great view of falls from river bed. Trail is well groomed and clearly marked.

9 months ago

Nice easy hike. Water fall was very nice

hiking
9 months ago

Easy trail to follow, a good hike for any level, and a good view once you arrive to the fall.

11 months ago

Not a bad walk in, dogs are allowed. Beautiful & tall waterfall.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Great hike. Young children friendly. Beautiful falls and the children loved playing at the falls.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Great easy hike beautiful falls.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hit this trail on the way back from big bend falls. Easy, clean and short. Perfect for beginners and kids.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

easy access to falls

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great area to hike, will be back for sure.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! There are two trails from parking. The trail is behind the sign post of Sumter Forest near Burrells Ford Road. It would take about .7 mile. Another trail is past the gate on the parking and go down the gravel road until you see the campground on right. Stay LEFT on the road and before you see the wood bridge, you will see the sign says King Creek Falls arrow/trail on the left side. Go there and it would take about .9 mile.

If you want to visit Spoonauger Falls, do NOT park on this parking! It would take 1.2 miles along Chattoogue River and need to go across Burrells Ford Rd. So just drive past the parking and go down. When you see the bridge, look for the sign post of Sumter Forest on right and park there on the side of the road (BEFORE the bridge). Follow the trail and it would take less than 1/2 mile.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Moderate trail that starts a decent way from the parking lot. Hardest part is walking across a log to get to the waterfall, if you don't want to get your feet wet.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Beautiful waterfall. Fun, easy trail. Want to go back, camp and spend more time hiking the other trails. Several waterfalls in this area within a short hiking distance.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Super fun trail and a good quick hike for a fall evening

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Pleasant hike with a nice waterfall at the end to reward you.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

fabulous!

hiking
Friday, October 23, 2015

Beautiful area and well worth the hike. The last section of the hike was a little slower going due to downed trees and a portico of the trail had been washed out. The photo above was taken after some very heavy rain.

Friday, August 07, 2015

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