Old Waterwheel Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

bugs

historic site

1 day ago

The water Wheel has the remnants of stone and that was interesting, however there are absolutely no lake views and the trail in general was a bit boring. There are quite a few blow downs which were a little hard to cross. Note: to use this trail you park at the trail head in side Oconee State Park. There is a five dollar fee per person to get in. A more interesting trail is the Hidden Falls Trail Which goes to the left instead of the immediate right out of the parking lot.