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A tough trail leading to an awesome waterfall.


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2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

73%

Runnable

1,753' 534 m

High

1,232' 376 m

Low

624' 190 m

Up

625' 190 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Shared By:

Gary Roberson

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One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
Jun 14, 2021 near Slater-…, SC
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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