Spoonauger Falls


Set back into a hillside and surrounded by an explosion of rhododendron, Spoonauger Falls runs down a stepped rock face in a broad sheet. The 50-foot high waterfall is among the more popular in this area of the Chattooga River Watershed, in part due to the easy 20-minute hike. Like its cousin, King Creek Falls, this waterfall is picturesque, especially in the summer when foliage is leafed out and afternoon light highlights the innumerable horizontal slashes of the rock.

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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.
Information Center:  Primitive camping is permitted. Campsites must be at least 50 feet from river, streams or trails, and must be at least .25 miles from the road.

General Information

Directions: From Walhalla, drive north 9.5 miles on SC Highway 28 to the junction of SC 28 and SC 107. Bear right (north) onto SC 107. Drive 10.4 miles and turn left onto Burrells Ford Road (FS 708, paved for first 0.3 mile). Drive about three miles to the Chattooga Trail parking on the left (look for bulletin board). Hike the trail north, which roughly parallels the Chattooga River for 0.25 miles and cross Spoonauger Creek. Take a right a trail sign to reach the waterfall.

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