Yellow Branch Falls Trail is a 3.5 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Rolling Hills, Southern Forest, Waterfall The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a backtrack hike over moderate terrain that ends at a beautiful 50-foot vertical waterfall with many individual cascades. The hike begins at the picnic area off of SC 28 and follows a connector trail for 0.2 miles and then joins the Yellow Branch Falls Trail for 1.3 miles to the waterfall. On the route you pass through groves of dignified hardwood and meander across a number of streams. In the winter you can see the Town of Walhalla in the distance when the trees are bare. The National Forest Service recommends that you wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions on this hike as the trail skirts the edges of deep ravines.
Our group thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful trail. There are multiple streams to cross throughout the hike and a breathtaking view of the falls mid-hike. The elevation change isn't much at all, so not much to worry about. I would highly recommend this Trail even for beginners.
Easy hike with beautiful waterfall at the end. Moderate traffic
Perfect introduction to hiking with a grand prize at the end!
Easy trail (tons of happy kids out enjoying with their parents). The falls are so unique and grand in scale. This was a great preface to Issaqueena up the road:)
Great hike!! I would consider it more moderate for some.
Great hike, beautiful waterfall.
A fairly easy trail with several creek crossings and an amazing waterfall at the end. A few trees have fallen over the trail, providing some interesting obstacles, but nothing too difficult.
Nice bike trail. Could pedal most of it. Pretty views in the winter.
We enjoyed the fresh air and the good weather!
Great hike to a beautiful place at end.
Really nice trail! Some erosion on some slopes make it a little tricky at times but it's all a part of the fun. The waterfall is super pretty.