Yellow Branch Falls Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

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hiking
6 days ago

Nice, family friendly hike with short uphill stretches. The trail itself is pretty but when the water levels are decent the fall is stunning. The smaller lower fall has a little wading pool and you can get close to the larger main waterfall. Great spot for a picnic lunch too. The parking lot has a pit toilet and a covered picnic area. Trail clearly marked and easy to follow.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Big payoff at the end with one heck of a beautiful falls.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Me and my son did this trail, beautiful falls at the end! Great hike!

hiking
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1 month ago

Good water falls view at the end. In google maps if you put yellow branch falls, it ll head you near the falls. please put yellow branch falls recreational area and start the hike from there, a very easy hike, you can find the recreational area near highway 28, as soon as you see the Sumter national forest sign, the immediate left will be the recreational area.

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2 months ago

Took the kids. They loved the creek crossings!! Great falls and spring wildflowers

hiking
2 months ago