Oconee Station State Historic Site Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walhalla, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.

6.2 miles
990 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

2 months ago

my wife and I did this one while she was pregnant. the way up to state park is mostly uphill and seems like an old logging road for most of it. we really enjoyed the hike. theirs some great views. we didn't meet any other hikers on the trail. It's defiantly a good trail to try.

5 months ago

After a good rain, this waterfall is magnificent! Plenty of room to sit on the large rocks and admire and/or wade in the water. The hike itself is uneventful and pretty flat. (watch for roots.) Can't wait to see it in autumn!

7 months ago

Beautiful waterfall. If you do the complete 6 mile trail, I would definitely rate this trail as moderate. My tracker put it equivalent to climbing 88 flights of stairs and that doesn’t include declines. Trail is very clean. There are bathrooms at the parking lot which is very convenient.

8 months ago

9 months ago

The waterfall is fantastic and a fairly easy hike. Not much parking if more than 3-4 vehicles.

10 months ago

Easy to hike. Waterfall at the end is really pretty! We went in the winter and there were a lot of icecicles which made it even prettier. Heads up to hikers bringing their pets there's apparently someone who lives near by that lets their dog roam free and he's taken up shop at the trail head and tags along with hikers. Seems friendly enough but if your dog isn't always dog friendly like ours it could ruin the hike for you.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Not shown on the map is another trail (about 1.5 mi long) that circles a small lake that is a good fishing spot for bream, crappie and bass.The trailhead is across the road from the parking area (look for two tall pine trees, the trail goes between them) There is also a spur trail from the lake trail that takes you to the park where there are two buildings from the 18th century that were part of a defensive outpost against the Cherokee and Creek tribes that were in the area.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Very well maintained, easy route to follow. Great for beginners

Monday, April 03, 2017

Good hike, and you have the potential to see multiple waterfalls. However the waterfall in this hike is more scenic than the other one.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Very easy hike that you can do with kids. Waterfall is very nice.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pretty easy trail, good length and fun waterfall!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Easy hike in and a very pretty waterfall!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great short hike for the family. The waterfall is surprisingly beautiful and underrated, maybe because we've had so much rain lately.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Pretty nice little hike. Not too strenuous, even for my out-of-shape body. The falls are pretty, and the water is cool and clear.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Waterfalls are great. Good family hike.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Easy hike to the falls, which are worth the view. For those looking for a more challenging hike, to the right of the falls trail there is a 3+ mile uphill trail that leads to Oconee State Park.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The historic buildings and gorgeous waterfall make a visit to Oconee station worth while. Although hikers seeking for challenging trails will be disappointed; the walk to the waterfall from the trail head is well suited for bringing along the kids or for those looking for a less strenuous hike. All in all this makes for a great day trip and you can easily spend hours at the waterfall at the trails end.

4 months ago

Saturday, August 05, 2017