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Whetstone Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 127 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





6 months ago

Easy well marked trail. Awesome camp sites and views. Nice little waterfall and rock climbing on the Chatooga.

Sun Mar 17 2019

The hike is very easy and the falls are ok compared to others, however the campsites and views along the Chattooga River are amazing! I would go back with friends just for that! Quick Video of the hike:

Thu Feb 07 2019

Amazing hidden gem. Road in is a mess, but worth the effort!

Mon Jan 14 2019

Very secluded and interesting site! Access road is interesting to say the least. Worth the time to visit.

Sun Jul 29 2018

well worth the short walk in to see such a beautiful water fall. The falls is located at the mouth of Whetstone Creek just before it enters into the Chattooga. The Trail is the river access that leads from the parking area at the end of Sandy ford road. Very easy hike for any age.

9 days ago

29 days ago

Mon Jan 21 2019

Sat Jan 14 2017