King Creek Falls
This 70-foot tumble through a laurel-choked gorge is one of those spots
that gives itself over to hikers of all abilities. After a moderate
30-minute hike you will reach a spot where you can relax all day long on
a tree trunk and enjoy the spray from the falls. Perhaps it is the
backward slant of the rocks, but in any case the drop appears to be much
higher than 70 feet.
of hike: 0.5 mile
to hike: 30 minutes
or river: King Creek
From Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28
for approximately 8 miles and bear right (north) onto SC 107.
Drive 10.4 miles and turn left onto Burrells Ford Road (FS 708, paved
for first 0.3 mile).
Drive approximately 3 miles to the parking area on the left.
Hike the Chattooga Trail (gravel) that begins at the southern end of the
parking lot. Follow it 0.3 mile past the last campsite on the right side
of the trail and just north of King Creek.
Take the first left (east) by the north bank of the creek.
6. Proceed 250 yards and cross over the creek on a bridge.
Turn left (east) onto the trail to the falls.
Climb the wooden steps and continue to the falls.
Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew
Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664.
Updated: March 20, 2007
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