Here are the TOP 5 MUST SEE Waterfalls in
Lake Hartwell Country this Fall
Don't miss your chance to see the beautiful Fall foliage frame these incredible waterfalls, all right here in Lake Hartwell Country South Carolina. These falls have been rated by accessibility, beauty, and their proximity to fall leaf color. For more information on accommodations, restaurants, and other outdoor activities near these waterfalls, see www.crownofthecarolinas.org or call 864-646-3782 for more information!
Beginning in North Carolina and ending in South Carolina, these falls are the highest in eastern America. From Hwy 11 at Salem, north on Hwy 130 ten miles right at Duke Power’s Bad Creek hydro station. Park for Foothills Trail. 1.7 miles to overlook.
An easy 5 minute hike to the base of this fall gives you a view of this beautiful waterfall named for an Indian maiden who hid on a ledge to avoid capture as she fled to warn her English lover of an Indian attack. North from Walhalla on SC 28 for 5.5 miles. Right at entrance to Stumphouse Tunnel Park. Follow to parking lot on right. Cross footbridge and follow trail to observation deck. Descend path to foot of falls.
Station Cove Falls
Visit historic Oconee Station and include this 60-foot waterfall. North on SC 183 from Walhalla 3.5 miles left onto SC 11. 1.5 miles left on Oconee Station Road (s-95). 2.4 miles to trailhead (past historic site). Park - easy 30 minutes hike.
Seventy feet of bare granite with rushing waterfalls makes this a beautiful sight. North on US 178 from Pickens. 12 miles left onto Cleo Chapman Road (S-100). 2 miles right on Waterfalls Road. Road ends at parking area. Hike old roadbed 1/4 mile to waterfall.
King Creek Falls
Moderate 30 minute hike to 70 foot cascade. North from Walhalla on Hwy 28, bear right on SC 107 fro 10 miles. Left Burrells Ford Road (FS 708) 2.3 miles park on left. Hike Chattooga Trail for .3 mile, left by north bank of creek. Cross bridge then left on trail to falls.