Fisherman and hikers will equally enjoy the easy, 20-minute path to the
Chauga Narrows, because there is both turbulent whitewater and relaxing
flat water waiting nearby. The Narrows itself drops about 25 feet during
a 200-foot run down a chute seemingly carved from an action movie set.
And while it’s merely another example of a Chauga River
“waterfall” (read: Class VI rapid), the Narrows are a worthy
25 feet over a run of approximately 200 feet
of hike: 0.6 mile
to hike: 20 minutes
or river: Chauga River
to the falls:
From Walhalla drive west on SC 28 for 6.6 miles and turn left onto Whetstone
Road (Oconee County S-37-193). (Just before the Mountain Top Trading Post).
Drive 3.8 miles to Blackwell Bridge (this bridge crosses the Chauga
River) and park beyond the bridge.
Hike 0.6 mile downstream to the falls on a faint path that parallels the
At approximately 0.5 mile the river curves right and the dirt path
becomes rock. The wet areas of these rocks can be very slippery.)
Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew
Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664.
Updated: October 21, 2005
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