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Rocky Creek Trail

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Rocky Creek Trail is a 1.7-mile natural surface and gravel trail that runs along Rocky Creek.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

309' 94 m

High

286' 87 m

Low

31' 9 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Visitors are advised to use caution as the initial segment of the trail is fairly steep and made up of a patchwork of pavement.

Description

Rocky Creek Trail is located along Rocky Creek, a tributary of the Catawba River. This natural surface trail is suitable for hiking and biking. The trail begins in the southern end of the parking lot and goes downhill towards Rocky Creek. At the river access, the trail comes to a "T" and there is a canoe/kayak launch spot. Following the trail to the left at the "T" will lead you to a scenic waterfall 0.2 miles down the trail. Following the trail to the right at the "T" will lead you approximately 1.2 miles along the trail with views of Rocky Creek.

If you turn right, you'll eventually reach a portion of the trail that is gated and fenced. You are allowed to continue along the trail through this portion. However, please be respectful of the private property and do not go beyond the fence. This portion of the trail is very scenic as Rocky Creek courses through a series of rocky shoals.

Parking is available at the trailhead (1030 Chester Ave, Great Falls, SC 29055).

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Waterfall at Rocky Creek Trail
Apr 22, 2019 near Great F…, SC
Rocky Creek at Rocky Creek Trail
Apr 22, 2019 near Great F…, SC
Rocky Creek Trail
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May 8, 2020
Lacey Horne
Mar 7, 2020
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Flat. Great views of the river and the waterfall. Flooded in several places though. Do as we did and pack our a bag of trash with you. — 2h 00m