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Yellow Branch Falls

South Carolina Hwy 28, Sumpter National Forest, Mountain Rest, SC 29664
+1 864-638-9568
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Beautiful Hike

We took this 3-mile (round-trip) hike to see the waterfalls. While they aren't tall, they are wide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca L
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Atlanta, GA
Worth the trek

Wonderful little hike for the entire family, and quite a beautiful surprise when you get there... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
lgaakales
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Perth, Australia
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South Carolina Hwy 28, Sumpter National Forest, Mountain Rest, SC 29664
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Reviewed yesterday

We took this 3-mile (round-trip) hike to see the waterfalls. While they aren't tall, they are wide. The area is so peaceful a hiker was taking a brief nap on one of the rock ledges. We took our dogs who loved it as well. Make...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful little hike for the entire family, and quite a beautiful surprise when you get there! Keep an eye out for mostly harmless snakes!

Thank lgaakales
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Wow! A spectacular waterfall within a hike most individuals can conquer. Bring the kids and the dog and get outside a nd enjoy the beauty of Sumter National Forest.

Thank trivial_matter
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you love hiking and love falls you'll love this one. It's about a mile and a half to the falls. Just a stones throw away from the Stumphouse Tunnel on the other side of the road is the trail for the Yellow Branch Falls....More

Thank Merrick F
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I'm a mostly sedentary, out-of-shape dad and me and my three kids (10, 8 and 4) did this hike the summer of '16. I carried the 4-year-old on my shoulders about a third of the hike but the older two did just fine. Better than...More

Thank senorsam21
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I love all the falls in this area, but some are just really enchanting. This is one of them. Can be slightly tough coming back up for people who don't hike very much, but not a very steep trail. Love this one!

Thank daydreambeliever2016
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is actually a two mile hike in and a two mile hike out, which is longer than stated in the brochure. You will have three water crossings, three bridges, and, there are a couple of places that are a little treacherous. Here you step...More

Thank MaryH2349
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Yellow Branch Falls is a 50' cascading waterfall that is beyond beautiful. Hiking approximately 1.5 miles one-way through serene forest, this trail has some narrow uneven terrain and is considered to be 'moderate' in difficulty. There are three primitive creek crossings with stepping stones that...More

1  Thank OK2BU2
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We are trying to see most of the waterfalls in this area and we love this one! It is in our top 5. Inspired: the falls themselves Atmosphere: nature at its best. A great place for everyone! Parking: nice small lot at entrance Discovered: heard...More

1  Thank 275GTS
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The books rate this three mile round trip hike moderate. As a hiker, I would call it a little easier than that. There is a nice picnic area close to the parking lot and I find the whole walk really pretty.

1  Thank riverhiker
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