Oscar Wigginton Memorial Scenic Byway

Walhalla, South Carolina

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A 14-mile highway through the wooded foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in the extreme northwest corner of South Carolina in the gentle foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Oscar Wiggington Scenic Byway is known as the gateway to the mountains. The paved, easy-to-drive two-lane road ascends from 1,778 feet to 2,900 feet, and it has frequent scenic turnouts and recreational opportunities. Special attractions: Excellent trout fishing, National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, hunting, trout hatchery, Ellicott Rock Wilderness, scenic waterfalls, hiking trails, Oconee State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Oscar Wigginton Memorial Scenic Byway Professional Review and Guide

"A 14-mile highway through the wooded foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in the extreme northwest corner of South Carolina in the gentle foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Oscar Wiggington Scenic Byway is known as the gateway to the mountains. The paved, easy-to-drive two-lane road ascends from 1,778 feet to 2,900 feet, and it has frequent scenic turnouts and recreational opportunities.

Special attractions: Excellent trout fishing, National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, hunting, trout hatchery, Ellicott Rock Wilderness, scenic waterfalls, hiking trails, Oconee State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Walhalla
Distance: 14
Season: Year-round, although occasional winter closures for ice in January and February
Local Contacts: Sumter National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Oscar Wigginton Memorial Scenic Byway

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May 2018