Waterfall Trail

Riley Moore Falls

(Oconee County)




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This stubby, 12-foot high waterfall on the Chauga River is among the shortest listed here. In fact, on some rivers, this broad, 100-foot-wide cascade would probably pose just a brief obstacle to whitewater paddlers. But don’t let the relative height to sway you; this is one of those cases where the moderate 45-minute hike along a recently constructed trail is alone worth your hiking time.

Height: 12 feet

Length of hike: 1 mile

Time to hike: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Creek or river: Chauga River

USGS Quadrangle: Holly Springs

Directions to the falls:

1. From Westminster, drive west on US 76 for 7.5 miles to the 2nd right onto Cobbs Bridge Road.

2. Drive 1.6 miles and turn left onto Spy Rock Road (FS 748, which is gravel).

3. Drive 1.8 miles to FS 748-C (on the right) and park by the side of the road.

4. Hike (east) on FS 748-C for 0.3 miles to the trail and hike 0.7 mile to the falls.  

Information: Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664. Telephone: 864-638-9568

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