King Creek Falls


This 70-foot tumble is on King Creek. After a moderate 30-minute hike, you will reach a spot where you can relax and enjoy the spray from the falls. Perhaps it is the backward slant of the rocks that makes the drop appear much higher than 70 feet.

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At a Glance

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

Dispersed camping is allowed at least 50 feet from the trail, 50 feet from any stream and .25 miles from the road. Please respect specific limitations when posted.

General Information

Directions: From Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28 for approximately eight miles and bear right (north) onto SC 107. Drive 10.4 miles and turn left onto Burrells Ford Road (FS 708, paved for the first 0.3 mile). Drive approximately three miles to the parking area on the left. Hike Chattooga Trail that begins at the southern end of the parking lot. Go past the gate and down the gravel road for 0.3 mile. The trailhead is on the right side of the trail just past the it toilet north of King Creek. Take the first left (east) by the north bank of the creek. Proceed 250 yards and cross the bridge. Turn left (east) onto the trail to the waterfall. Climb the wooden steps, and follow the trail to the waterfall.



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