Rocky Creek Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Great Falls, South Carolina that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

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paddle sports

walking

bird watching

running

beach

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 days ago

We hiked .3 miles in then turned around because the trail was flooded. Part of the Carolina Tread Trail System.

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15 days ago

Good walking trail. A lot of off shoots to enjoy the water. Walked all the way down to the rapids and found a rock in the middle and laid out while my pup swam.

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16 days ago

First—-not much of a trail (someone else hit the nail on the head noting it’s a service road for the Great Falls sewer system). Second, don’t expect to see much of the “waterfall” unless you’re willing to go after a heavy rain and slog thru the flooded out path and fight spider webs. The redeeming factor for this trail is the sandbar which opens up onto the creek. Nice place to throw up a backpacking chair, eat a sandwich, and enjoy the water. Bring some deep woods Off.

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29 days ago

Cool trail with scenic waterfall and river views. No sign of ruins. Easy couple hours

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muddy
1 month ago

We love this trail, come here a few times a year, beautiful waterfall with little number visitors.

5 months ago

Lovely stroll along the creek/river. Today was muddy and there were some large standing puddles that we had to just suck it up and walk through to get to the end towards the mill ruins - which we saw no sign of ruins. Where are they? Went back the other way and explored the waterfall. Had lunch near the base of it and then climbed the hill to get to the top. Pretty cool! Loved the beach area and will be bringing the grands in warmer weather to play in the water. Perfect, wide, sandy beach.

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5 months ago

Nice walk along a service road for the sewer system. About 1 mile into the walk there is a gate that was closed and padlocked. Overall very quite and peaceful.

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10 months ago

We only saw one other person there the day we went. There are plenty of spider webs for sure but don’t let that intimidate you. The trail to the left went to the water fall and the the trail to the right led to some small rapids. We 4 wheeled part of it. I did see lots of poison ivy and would really like to scramble out on the rocks in the rapids next time. We had our dog and 5 year old with us so i didn’t think they could handle it. The water was rather slow moving and a bit muddy in the beach area. I would suggest going after a good rain for getting the best from the falls.

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Wed Aug 15 2018

Took little man out here this past week, entering the trail is a little rocky as it’s old pavement and a bit steep. The trail itself is gravely and well maintained. We followed the sign directing us towards rapids/mill ruins. Roughly three quarters of a mile in I got bad vibes so we turned around. But that wasn’t so bad as at the beginning of the trail you can access the creek which was fun for little one to splash and play. Never got to the waterfall or ruins.(((edit))) after looking through the photos others have posted just know the sign at the trail head does not have the waterfall sign any longer! So go left for the waterfall

Thu Jun 08 2017

The waterfall was an unexpected surprise, otherwise not much that held my interest. It was a nice walk, not hike, by a creek.

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Mon Jul 04 2016

To preface this, I turned around and didn't continue hiking… But this wasn't what I would consider much of a hike. It was a flat gravel trail next to a seemingly sedentary creek, perhaps the water is lower than usual? Oh and grab a stick… unless you want some spiderwebs in the face! I'm going to check out Catawba area instead! Happy Hiking!

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Sun Jul 03 2016

Awesome, well kept trails with good view of swimmable water. You can also put in a kayak at the beginning of the trail head.

Sat Apr 04 2015

The trail is along the river. Therefore very flattered. Also very open. It's very quiet and our dog really enjoyed it but got muddy.

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Sun Sep 28 2014

We hiked toe 2.8 mile round trip part to the south of the trailhead. The signs say 1.4 miles round trip but if you take the trail to where it ends its about twice that far. It's a pretty hike along a slow moving creek. About half way are some Rapids where you can walk out into the running water on large rocks. The main downside to this hike was: 1. A little muddy. 2. Spider webs all over. Apparently this trail is rarely used and we fought large spider webs the whole way. Find a long stick and wave it around in front of you as you go!

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recorded Rocky Creek Trail

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