Falls Creek Falls, SC (1-9-16) - dwhike
Falls Creek Falls (lower section)

Falls Creek Falls is an impressive 150-foot cascade located near Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina's upstate.  A relatively short but very steep trail climbs to the falls.  One way is only around 1.2 miles with 800'+ of vertical to climb (most of which is gained in the last half of the hike).  Aside from the falls being one of the highest in the upstate I hadn't heard much about this one.  Desperate to finally get my first hike of the year in I decided this quick trip would work perfectly.  Come along and see what I discovered...


Hike Length:  2.7 miles               Hike Duration:  1:30

Trailhead Temp:  55'F

Min. Elevation:  1,200'                 Max. Elevation:  1,800'

Total Vertical Gain:  800'            Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  593' (one way)