Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls Trail

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Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately 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 best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles
98 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





From the historic site, you follow the signs along the trail around a pond (can go either way around to vary route). This trail leads to OSR and crosses to the fall trail. There is a bulletin board with information and then it is about 0.5 miles to the falls and takes you through a swamp like area/cove forest area and would probably be beautiful in the spring and fall. Old trees are also all around. The falls allow up-close access and is a 60 ft stepped waterfall that forms from headwaters atop Station Mountain.

2 months ago

Christmas day hike 2017. Cloudy cool 42°. Nice easy hike.

5 months ago

Kid friendly. Well maintained trail. I recommend stopping to talk to the ranger before beginning the trail. There was a black bear and cubs a few months ago at the trail. The ranger said they had been relocated to the area. For your safety-just check in with the ranger. A nice trail and waterfall.

5 months ago

The waterfall is gorgeous and the trail is super easy. You don't have to do the trail around the pond. Drive past the Historic Site on the right and the Falls trailhead has parking on the left.

6 months ago

This was a very nice hike. Well worth the view...

7 months ago

Very easy trail. Beautiful

7 months ago

Been hiking this trail for almost 25 years now and it's always great.

9 months ago

Outstanding trails in great condition. Sweet waterfall at the end.

10 months ago

Easy, level trail for kids, and lots of space to play in the water at the falls.

10 months ago

Easy trail. Plenty of space near falls to get in the water. Completed with my 3 & 5 year old and no complaints from then.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great little walk with the kids! Nice and easy for our 4 year old yet entertaining for the older ones. They absolutely loved the waterfall and can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Quick hike, nice waterfall.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The trail was simple. A beautiful waterfall. There wasn't many people on this trail. Very quiet and peaceful.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice easy hike to visit some historic sites and a waterfall,

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great hike for kids!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Very easy trail and can be walked in just under an hour. The falls is nice but could be more if they had more water over them.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great trial for small kids! 2 1/2 yr old and 4 yr old loves it.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Not a bad trail, pretty falls

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Took my wife and dog. It was a great trail. Lots of fun!

Friday, July 08, 2016

Easy walk. Pretty falls. Be careful during summertime, there was a copperhead curled up at the base of the falls.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Enjoyed trail. Well kept. Falls beautiful. Bring water and lunch at the falls.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Easy hike and beautiful waterfall after a good bit of rain.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fun and easy to the falls.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pleasant hike. Beautiful scenery. Understandably busy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easy hike and a beautiful waterfall.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Came here on a warm and sunny January day. The trail to the falls was busy and quite easy to reach. A brief 3/4 mile hike on a mostly horizontal, well-kept trail leads to the impressive waterfall. In the middle of winter it was very pretty, so I can only imagine the beauty of the trail in the summer and fall. However, the trail to the Oconee Station was confusing and frustrating. I wanted to see the 18th century fort buildings, but there were no markers to point me in their direction, and at least 3 or 4 side trails that were also unmarked. With limited time before sunset, I had to leave before seeing this attraction. The trail was pleasant but not particularly scenic (though any trail is better than no trail, so I'm not complaining).

I want to come back here soon and tackle the rest of these maddeningly vague trails!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Great easy hike- perfect for all levels. Can in the hike to Oconee State Park or hook up with FT as well as Tamassee Knob for a 10 mile round trip. Falls are beautiful!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This is a great trail and a beautiful waterfall. I would recommend parking past the main entrance. There is another small parking area where the trail crosses the road. You cut a portion of the hike, but I thought that part was boring. It does go around a lake, but I didn't think it was very pretty. You can always go to the main spot to see the historic buildings before or after your hike to the falls. There were pretty wildflowers when we went along the trail. I thought this was a pretty easy hike and it would be perfect for families.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Station cove falls is great - tons of trillium and mayapples to see. Also, buckeye bush is blooming. It's still sunny because the leaves on the tall trees are not out yet so wear sunscreen! Great waterfall too!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Great hike for all hikers including dogs! Easy but not for individuals that does not live an active life. Beautiful waterfall and great place to eat lunch.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A couple of years ago, my husband, a friend and I went hiking. The view of the waterfall was worth the trip. Nice in the fall - with the turning leaves. Good for dogs too. Take water with you.

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