Big Bend Road

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Elevation Gain607ft
Trailhead Elevation2,272ft
Elevation Min/Max2174/2493ft
Elevation Start/End2272/2272ft

Big Bend Road

Big Bend Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 2,272 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 607 feet. The Pells Cemetery (elevation 2,323 feet) grave yard is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Old Burrells Ford Road.

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Our trek crew connected with the Big Bend Trail from the Foothills Trail. It is a common misconception in even the trail book that we originally were using to get to location that the Falls are not easily accessible. Most people confuse the smaller falls which are way above the actual Falls.(our guide book even had the wrong picture) The actual falls are off a few unmarked side trails which descend the side of the gorge about 100-150 ft. the only tell tale signs is that you can hear the actual falls. The nearest campsite is about a quarter mile up the trail on the actual "Bend" of the mountain. The waterfall was well worth the hike down but plan on getting quite dirty and having one hell of a climb back up. The only landmark i can give yall is that the side trails are on the opposite side of a huge rock wall and at this point you can hear the roaring of the falls.

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Trail Information

Sumter National Forest
Nearby City
Sumter National Forest
Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC 29664, (864) 638-9568.
Local Contacts
Trail Guide, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, Forest Service; Tamassee USGS quads.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018