Blue Hole Falls
A moderately difficult, 30-minute hike will deposit you into a pristine
wilderness setting where you won’t mind exchanging a dramatic drop for
the slanting lurch that more aptly fits the term cascade than waterfall.
This hidden treasure rushes 75 feet down a narrow gap and into a
beautiful blue pool that gives the area its name.
of hike: 0.5 miles (from FS 744C)
to hike: 30 minutes
or river: Cedar Creek
to the falls:
1. 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
Drive approximately 0.8 mile and turn left onto Cassidy Bridge Road (Oconee
Drive 0.9 mile and turn left onto Rich Mountain Road (FS 744, which is
Drive 3.3 miles and turn right onto Cedar Creek Road (FS 744C).
Drive 2.5 miles to FS 2658 (right side of the road) and park by an earth
mound, which partially blocks access to FS 2658.
Hike 0.3 mile down FS 2658 to a “T” intersection and turn right.
7. Hike 0.2 mile to a short steep path that leads down to the creek (100
feet before the road ends).
8. Cross the creek and follow the faint path downstream to the waterfall.
9. This poorly defined path becomes more evident as it skirts the right
side of the pool at the base of the waterfall. Be careful: the sides of
the pool are steep, and the path is very narrow.
Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew
Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC 29664 / (864) 638-9568
Updated: October 21, 2005
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