Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

waterfall

Located off the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (SC 11/US276), Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail is an easy loop of around 0.9 miles with an upper and lower falls. The trail is primarily used for hiking and accessible year-round. The lower falls can be viewed from the parking area. The upper falls can be viewed by hiking the trail loop. The loop takes you through a beautiful forest and along a stream. Signs at the upper falls encourage hikers to stay on the trail and not attempt to navigate the area at the base of the falls as there have been fatal accidents in the past.

This trail was a great road side find. You can see a small double layer waterfall from the road, however if you walk further you will come to a fork in the path if you go to the right it seems to be easier then if you go to the left. This trail does make a big loop took me a little over and hour to complete with 3 small kids plus I had knee surgery a 2 months ago. The trail is well marked even where you cross the rocks over the waterfall.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Easy, scenic one mile loop with three waterfalls and streams. The lower falls have a nice wading pool. Great hike for kids and dogs.

21 days ago

1 month ago

easy trail. beautiful waterfalls

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Lots of water crossings. We went after a big rain so the water level was higher. Wet hiking shoes but it was an amazing falls! So so beautiful. We will return!

2 months ago

3 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

6 months ago

easy trail. great for kids.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy walk, good hike for dogs and kids. Watch your steps on the rocks by the falls. Was dry so just a trickle at the falls. Still enjoyable.

hiking
7 months ago

Our good friends took us here for our first hike ever. Fairly easy to do even for a 61 yo recovering from health issues. Unfortunately the drought has robbed the various waterfalls of all but a trickle. Will definitely come back when the water returns. Still a great Sunday hike with friends.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail was a decent hike. Unfortunately, we have had such a dry summer that when we reached the waterfall there was no water :(

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Really good for a beginner or someone who is recovering from health issue like me and starting hiking all over again! e
Vasy hike for children

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Good 5 year old and up early age hike. Solid loop with easy access to parking. Got my girls interested in hiking!