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Walhalla, South Carolina Map

Love this walk!! The waterfall is amazing, but maybe not quite as breathtaking as some others in the region. Definitely in the top 5 or 6 in terms of beauty. HOWEVER, the hike in is wonderful! Just did this for the second time in two weeks...because I wanted to go back with other friends.

What make the hike so nice? Variety, lots of variety!! The trail starts and follows a cute stream and goes through a very "rainforest" type of environment. Then you cross a creek a few times (easily), meander along some high slopes, cross some wooden bridges, little uphill, little downhill, some flat sections, pretty mountain views through the trees, some steps, some narrow areas, and at the end - a beautiful waterfall! And lots of rocks to climb on at the base if you're up for it!! And very, very dog-friendly.

Although there is plenty of up and downhill... we never found ourselves out of breath or needing any kind of break.

One of our favorite hikes in the area so far!!

Well kept trail several bridges and at least 4 creek crossings via utilizing rocks to cross. Be mindful of rain as these creeks swell quickly and at least one of these crossings is really fast moving. Speaking from experience. The trail appears moderately traveled and we didn’t come across anything strenuous just enough to get the blood pumping a bit. I would definitely hike it again.

Not super difficult but definitely not stroller accessible. Made it work over half way through then too much. would do this again without babies

Great waterfall and fun hike to get there.

22 days ago

Kid friendly. Well maintained trail. I recommend stopping to talk to the ranger before beginning the trail. There was a black bear and cubs a few months ago at the trail. The ranger said they had been relocated to the area. For your safety-just check in with the ranger. A nice trail and waterfall.

The steep decent looks scarier than it is. The view of the waterfall below is amazing. You might even catch a rainbow at the bottoms of falls. Beware of snakes-my son found a few at the bottom of the falls. One of my favorite short walks. Be sure to see Stump House Tunnel across from the fall.

Kid friendly. Beautiful trail. Decent waterfall.

The waterfall is gorgeous and the trail is super easy. You don't have to do the trail around the pond. Drive past the Historic Site on the right and the Falls trailhead has parking on the left.

Not too great unless you hike 10 min down to the base of the falls. Then you have a great view and it's a 4 star waterfall

1 month ago

I've been to lots of falls in the region; this is surprising for its height and size! Be prepared to have to take some big steps at spots and watch your feet for roots towards the end. I went with my folks who are 70 and 75 (my Mom with an artificial knee) and they made it just fine. So the trail's as easy as this app describes—the payoff is beautiful.

Nice hike to beautiful waterfall. Took about 35 minutes one way.