Miuka Falls

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike

Length:

1.2 miles

Type:

One Way

Surface:

Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Waterfall
  • Camping
  • Trail Head
  • Pets
  • No Fee

Summary:

Miuka Falls is a 75-foot waterfall tucked away on a spur trail off the popular Winding Stairs Trail. Beginners can easily venture along this trail and experience Miuka Falls.

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This is one of two falls you can reach by hiking the Winding Stairs Trail, the other being Secret Falls. Miuka Falls is a 75-foot waterfall tucked away on a spur trail off the popular Winding Stairs Trail. This makes the journey into Miuka Falls among the best in Oconee County. In fact, this easy, 45-minute hike bustles with birds, small animals, and lively wildflowers beneath a dense canopy of hardwoods. More gently graded than stepped (as the name implies), beginners can easily venture along this trail and experience Miuka Falls, although thick foliage at the falls makes getting a clear view a bit of a challenge.

Time to hike: 45 minutes

Directions:

1.) From Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28 for 8.4 miles and bear right (north) onto SC 107.

2.) Drive another 8.7 miles and park on the right just before the sign for the Cherry Hill Recreation Area.

3.) Start your hike on the Winding Stairs Trail, which starts at the right (south) of two yellow posts. Do not pass between the posts or cross SC107.

4.) At 0.2 mile the trail bears right, and a path from the Cherry Hill Recreation Area enters from the left.

5.) From this junction hike south for 0.9 mile and bear left onto a spur trail to see Miuka Falls.

6.) Hike another 0.2 mile to a clearing. You will hear the falls below and to the right. Continue straight ahead and you will descend steeply and through mountain laurel where you can view the falls through the foliage.

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Lat: 34.93345838136947
Long: -83.08311633331299