Oconee State Park Old Waterwheel Trail

Walhalla, South Carolina

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This trail offers magnificent views and a great deal of solitude in addition to viewing a piece of history. The old waterwheel was used in the early 1900s to pump water to the rest of the camp. This park is a camper’s paradise, with 140 campsites, 15 walk-in tent sites, and 19 cabins available for rental. It’s also an access point for the Foothills Trail (an 80-mile wilderness trail) and part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The park has five other trails available for hiking.

Oconee State Park: Old Waterwheel Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail offers magnificent views and a great deal of solitude in addition to viewing a piece of history. The old waterwheel was used in the early 1900s to pump water to the rest of the camp.

This park is a camper’s paradise, with 140 campsites, 15 walk-in tent sites, and 19 cabins available for rental. It’s also an access point for the Foothills Trail (an 80-mile wilderness trail) and part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The park has five other trails available for hiking."

Activity Type: Hiking, Walking
Nearby City: Walhalla
Distance: 1.7 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,741 feet
Top Elevation: 1,847 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oconee State Park
Local Maps: USGS: Oconee State Park, South Carolina State Parks

Oconee State Park: Old Waterwheel Trail Reviews

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3/17/2018
Some tough inclines. The top of the forest closest to the trailhead was burnt. Still very strong smokey smell. Enjoyed it. Just be aware of the inclines.
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