The trailhead is left of the fee payment kiosk, near the entrance to
the parking area. Follow this moderately steep, .2-mile trail down a
rocky slope through lush green forest intermingled with rhododendron.
You will descend steep steps to the river’s edge where rushing water
fills a cool mountain pool. You may see birds, deer, snakes and other
wildlife. Primitive facilities are available in the parking area.
Remember to bring water, and first aid supplies, in addition to insect
repellent. The trail may be quite slippery in wet weather. Pets are
$3 per vehicle.
From Westminster, drive northwest on US 76 for approximately 16 miles
and turn left onto Orchard Road (Oconee County S37538). Turn right
onto Woodall Shoals Road (FS 757), and drive 2 miles on the dirt road.
(The narrow road may be especially slippery in wet weather.) The
parking area is at the end of the road.
Dawn to dusk.
Primitive camping is permitted in Sumter National Forest. Contact the
information number for details.
Sumter NF-Pickens Road, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC.
Updated: October 28, 2004
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