Yellow Branch Falls

Yellow Branch Falls

Photo Courtesy:  Mark Oleg

A moderately difficult out-and-back trail leads you to the base of a spectacular 50-foot vertical cascade. After a short hike on the Yellow Branch Nature Trail, you will come to the junction with the Yellow Branch Falls Trail. You will pass through groves of dignified hardwoods and cross meandering creek bottoms before turning to circumnavigate the steep terrain. In the winter when the trees are bare, you can see the Walhalla vicinity as you hike. Wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions as the trail skirts the edges of deep ravines. Conversely, if it hasn’t rained for some time, the falls may be just a trickle of water over a series of ledges.


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At a Glance

Restrictions: Waterfalls can be very dangerous! Do not climb on the rocks surrounding the falls.

General Information

Directions: From Walhalla, drive west 6.8 miles on SC Highway 28, and turn left into Yellow Branch Picnic Area. Hike 0.2 mile on the Yellow Branch Nature Trail to the Yellow Branch Falls Trail. Hike 1.3 miles to the waterfall.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

One hour one way
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

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