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Falls Creek Falls

Intermediate/Difficult
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Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer out and back
73% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 624' 190 m
Descent: -625' -190 m
High: 1,753' 534 m
Low: 1,232' 376 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Gary Roberson

A tough trail leading to an awesome waterfall.

Gary Roberson

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

On this route, you'll enjoy an outstanding waterfall and a challenging trail.

Description

The Falls Creek Waterfall Trail is a 1.9-mile moderately trafficked, out-and-back trail located near Marietta, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This a great little workout, a bit much for the toddlers but okay for the pre-teen crowd. The trail starts uphill and stays that way for almost the entire trip out. There are some flat stretches mixed in and a couple of stream crossings.

Being this short, the trail reaches the falls before you're too tired to enjoy the falls and they are beautiful. You can cross at the base of the falls and continue up the trail on the other side for a great picnic spot. This is a great workout with an awesome payoff!

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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Falls Creek Falls is a towering, yet beautiful must-see.
Feb 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Falls Creek just off the trail.
Jul 22, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Enjoying the view in mid July.
Jul 22, 2017 near Slater-…, SC

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