Set back into a hillside and surrounded by an explosion of shrubbery,
Spoonauger Falls runs down a stepped rock face in a broad sheet. The
50-foot high waterfall is among the more popular in this area of the
Chattooga River watershed, no small part due to the easy, 20-minute
hike. And like its cousin, King Creek Falls, this waterfall is
camera-friendly, especially in the summer when plants snake all about
and afternoon light highlights the innumerable horizontal slashes of
of hike: 0.5 mile
to hike: 20 minutes
or river: Spoonauger Creek
Directions to falls:
1. From Walhalla, drive north on SC 28 for 8 miles to the junction of SC 28
and SC 107, and bear right (north) onto SC 107.
Drive 10.4 miles and turn left onto Burrell's Ford Road (FS 708, paved
for first 0.3 mile).
Drive approximately 2.0 miles to the Chattooga Trail parking area on the left
(look for the Forest Service Bulletin Board).
may not be a sign for the Chattooga Trail.
Hike north on the Chattooga Trail, which roughly parallels the Chattooga River for
0.25 mile, then cross Spoonauger Creek.
Immediately on the right will be a side trail. A sign provides directions to follow Spoonauger Creek upstream for 200 yards to reach
Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew
Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664.
Updated: May 23, 2007
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