away in the southern edge of Sumter National Forest, Brasstown Falls
tumbles for 120 feet in three consecutive and equally dramatic drops.
Relatively secluded in a portion of a scenic vale known Brasstown
Valley, it’s a nice place to bring the family because of the
moderate, 20-minute hike and calm swimming hole at the base of the
Upper falls, 40 feet
Lower falls (first level), 50 feet
falls (second level), 35 feet
falls (third level), 35 feet
Length of hike: 0.25 mile
Time to hike: 20 minutes to
the bottom of the lower falls
Creek or river: Brasstown
USGS Quadrangle: Tugaloo Lake
to the falls:
From Westminster, drive west on US 76 for 12 miles and turn left on
Brasstown Road (Oconee County Road S-37-48).
Drive 4.2 miles (dirt for the last 1.5 miles) and turn right onto
FS 751 (just before the small bridge).
Drive 0.5 mile on FS 751 and park.
Follow the path (past the vehicular barricade on FS 751) that leads
you beneath power lines and into the woods.
Approximately 50 feet into the woods, another small path branches off
to the right. You will cross the creek and afterward the trail will
split into several paths, all of which lead you to the first falls and
its calm pool.
To view the lower falls follow the creek downstream, or bushwhack
upstream to find the upper falls (Little Brasstown Falls).
Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew
Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664.