Lee Falls

Walhalla, South Carolina

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Half a day's hike to one of south Carolina's more beautiful and seldom-visited waterfalls. Tamassee Creek drops 100 feet in four tiers to form Lee Falls. A modest set of lower falls serves as a prelude to the splendid main cascade, which falls 50 feet from a mighty granite cliff. Contributing to the ambiance is the rhododendron- and mountain laurel–dominated mountain cove into which the falls are tucked. Sunlight does not penetrate all the way into the falls, and there is a darkness about the rocks.
Hiking South Carolina

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Hiking South Carolina

by John Clark & John Dantzler (Falcon Guides)

Half a day's hike to one of south Carolina's more beautiful and seldom-visited waterfalls. Tamassee Creek drops 100 feet in four tiers to form Lee Falls.

A modest set of lower falls serves as a prelude to the splendid main cascade, which falls 50 feet from a mighty granite cliff. Contributing to the ambiance is the rhododendron- and mountain laurel–dominated mountain cove into which the falls are tucked. Sunlight does not penetrate all the way into the falls, and there is a darkness about the rocks.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Walhalla
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Half a day
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC 29664, (864) 638-9568.
Local Maps: Trail Guide, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, National Forest Service, Tamassee USGS quad.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lee Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

2/1/2009
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A nice hike for an afternoon. Three hours including a lunch break at the base of the falls. Crossing Tamassee Creek several times the last 0.3 mile is rather difficult due to bouldering to get to the base of the falls. Well worth the effort !!


5/20/2006
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The hike to this waterfall is one of the most different and interesting of all of Oconee's waterfalls. The trip begins with a very scenic ride to the trailhead. The hike starts with a very pleasant journey through a series of fields. The last quarter of the trip is the only strenious section as you scramble along rocks bordering the creek bed. If you are bored of Oconee's other waterfall trails, characterized by trail switchbacks along ridges and ravines, try this one, you will be glad you did.



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May 2018