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Falls Creek Falls

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Roundtrip

2.0 miles

3.2 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

624 ft

190 m

Highest point

1,753 ft

534 m

Avg grade

12% (7°)

Elevation loss

-625 ft

-190 m

Max grade

43% (23°)

Elevation loss

-625 ft

-190 m

Avg grade

12% (7°)

Lowest point

1,232 ft

376 m


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Shared by Gary Roberson

Features

Dogs - Leashed  ·  Birding  ·  River/Creek  ·  Views  ·  Waterfall

Overview

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

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

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!

Family Friendly

Though a bit much for younger kids, this is a great hike for families with older kids.

Contacts

Land Manager: SC State Parks - Paris Mountain

Shared by Gary Roberson

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4.3 from 9 hikers

Difficult

Difficulty average from 9 hikers
1-5 of 5 reviews

Aug 16, 2019
Wet conditions

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Jun 21, 2019
Conditions: Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - A few slippery mud sections on steeper grades. A few fallen trees you have to squeeze under.
Rated difficulty: Difficult
Some pretty steep ascent toward the end of this one, but the falls was definitely worth it! Trekking poles would help for sure.

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Jun 17, 2019
Conditions: Dry, Fallen Trees: Washout - Hazardous during/after rain
Rated difficulty: Difficult

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Jun 9, 2019
Conditions: Fallen Trees - As of June 1, 2019 a few trees across the trail. The trail can be lost, so keep an eye out for the purple blazes. Some stiff grades, but the waterfall makes it well worth it.
Rated difficulty: Difficult
Photography run

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Jul 9, 2017
Rated difficulty: Intermediate
Fall creek falls waterfall

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