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South Carolina Waterfalls

My wife found this looking around for road trips we might take. Does anyone know anything about this route that they can share?
 
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There's one of these for Vermont. I'm going to be doing that in July and will share details on NAM once done.
 
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There's one of these for Vermont. I'm going to be doing that in July and will share details on NAM once done.
Thanks, we are always looking for Twisty, scenic routes.
 
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Thanks, we are always looking for Twisty, scenic routes.
Would love to see some pictures if you take the trip!
 
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Sure thing if we are going slow enough for pictures. Actually, we generally take quite a few.
 
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My wife found this looking around for road trips we might take. Does anyone know anything about this route that they can share?
I know this is obvious, but just in case... the drive time on the map shows approximately 4.5 hours, but hiking to some falls can be difficult and take a lot more time. Check out this list of waterfalls with map links, descriptions and hiking times.

 
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I know this is obvious, but just in case... the drive time on the map shows approximately 4.5 hours, but hiking to some falls can be difficult and take a lot more time. Check out this list of waterfalls with map links, descriptions and hiking times.

Thank you.
 
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Some of those are very easy hikes. You can hit a few of those in a day if you wanted to. Definitely worth the trip. The top two pics are from #4 and the bottom one is from #3.

#6 on that map is pretty, but nothing crazy. Lots of teenagers would hang out there in the past. Now, Greenville County has been working to make it a more inviting park.

I'm guessing that #7 is Falls Park downtown Greenville. It's very pretty and downtown is a fun area. We go down there occasionally. I live in the Easley area on that map, which is 20 minutes from #7.

http://sctrails.net/trails/ALLTRAILS...aterfalls.html




Twin Falls, Sunset, SC




Twin Falls. Sunset, SC




Issaqueena Falls, Walhalla, SC

This one can be a bit of a pain to get to the base of the falls. If mobility is an issue, wait until fall or winter when the leaves drop.
 

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Thank you!
 
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Also, #3 has an interesting attraction called Stumphouse Tunnel within the same park. Here's some information from their website.

"Started in 1852 to connect Charleston to Knoxville and eventually on to Cincinnati, the Civil War—and lack of funds—brought construction to a halt. While there were various efforts by the Blue Ridge Railroad to revive the tunnel, none of them came to pass and it stands today as a monument to the efforts of pre-Civil War engineering.

The tunnel measures 17 feet wide by 25 feet high and about mid-way in, there is a 16 x 20 foot airshaft that extends 60 feet upwards to the surface, causing a consistent cool breeze to flow out of the tunnel, a welcome treat in mid-summer. It also produces condensation and the tunnel is usually wet.

In 1951, Clemson University bought the tunnel and used it to cure the South's first blue cheese. The tunnel's environment was later duplicated at Clemson, and the cheese making, that Clemson is now famous for, was moved there. The tunnel still belongs to Clemson University, but it is managed by the city of Walhalla ." - http://www.oconeecountry.com/stumphouse.html

A little bit more info. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1178
 

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Great pix and info. Thanks for sharing!

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