Falls Creek Trail

Falls Creek Falls

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...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  35.13252, -82.53236

Route Type: Out-and-back      Difficulty: MODERATE (Petzoldt Rating: 4.30 )      Hike Length: 2.7 miles      Hike Duration: 1:30      Trailhead Temp: 45'F                  Trail Traffic: 10-25 people      Min. Elevation: 1,190'      Max. Elevation: 1,850'      Total Vertical Gain: 800'      Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 593' (approach)

Trails Used (blaze color):  Falls Creek Trail (purple)