Yellow Branch Falls Trail

Whetstone, South Carolina 29664

Yellow Branch Falls Trail

Yellow Branch Falls Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, Sumter National Forest is comprised of three ranger districts, including the 79,000-acre Andrew Pickens Ranger District, which forms the western boundary of the Chattooga River.

This in-and-out hike to Yellow Branch Falls is located within the Andrew Pickens Ranger District and travels over moderate terrain to end at a beautiful, cascading waterfall with numerous rivulets that drop roughly 50 feet. The National Forest Service recommends that you wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions on this hike, since the trail skirts the edges of deep ravines."

Yellow Branch Falls Trail Reviews

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Amazing falls! This is a great trail for any age or skill level. In the summer heat and humidity it offers such a cool spray. The falls are especially spectacular right now because of the recent rains. It is a lovely place to bring the family, and great for dogs, too.
Ate lunch at CCC woodbeam/poled shelter with fireplace and set off on our journey (19, 16, 12, 7 & 45 yrs young). The Waterfalls in the Upstate book we had said Moderate 1.3 miles to Falls (which are gorgeous!). brought the two dogs. Much longer than 1.3 miles; possible rerouting of the trail (not sure).... Enjoyed the different forest climates, sound of stream, 3 footbridges and 4 crossings.... Not suited for younger than 7 years of age.... No trail blazes/markings... BRING WATER! After the hike and return, take a left back on Rte 28 and head past Stumphouse Tunnel to a small roadside stand (on your left) for great boiled peanuts and a RC cola

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Trail Information

Nearby City
370 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1–2 hours
Year round
1,510 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,540 feet
Top Elevation
Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Whetstone
Local Maps