Description: After a
hike of approximately 1 mile on the Foothills Trail you will see a
clearly marked sign directing you to Hidden Falls. Yellow blazes on
the northern red and chestnut oak trees along the trail provide
direction, as you wind along the
hammered out hillsides of the Blue Ridge. As you walk, you will be
entertained by the rippling sounds of Tamassee
Creek behind the dense
underbrush that camouflages its existence. During extreme dry
conditions the falls may not be more than a 50-foot trickle
dropping over a series of rock ledges, but several rock benches provide a place to sit and enjoy the galax,
rhododendron, and ferns while you dangle your feet in the creek.
Height: 50 feet.
Length of hike: 2.1 miles.
Time to hike: 1 hour.
Creek or river:
Directions to falls:
Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28 for approximately 8.4 miles and
bear right onto SC 107. Continue on SC 107 to Oconee State Park and
enter the park.
2. After the Fee Station
turn right and drive to a small
parking area on the right, just beyond the entrance to Cabin Area
14-20. The trailhead is on the left at the Foothills Trail sign.
3. Register, then start
your hike on the Foothills Trail.
4. Cross the junction with
Station Mountain Road, and continue to the sign directing you to
5. After you hike approximately
.7 mile, you will descend on some steps to Old Horse Bone Road. When the
road splits, follow the left fork and continue to the
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State Park, 624 State Park Road, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664.
August 8, 2006
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