King Creek Falls Trail

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

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King Creek Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 2,101 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 98 feet.
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King Creek Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 2,101 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 98 feet. This trail connects with the following: Foothills Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Sumter National Forest
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 98 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 2,101 feet
Top Elevation: 2,175 feet
Additional Use: Swimming, Hiking, Birding
Features: Views, Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to King Creek Falls Trail
Parks: Sumter National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 2089/2175 ft
Elevation Start/End: 2101/2101 ft

King Creek Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Proud! King Creek Falls stands proudly above the creek it feeds, like a fledgling taking its first flight and shouting, Hey, look at me!"

"This is one of three featured hikes along the Chattooga River. Designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Chattooga is one of the few remaining free-flow streams in the Southeast. Be sure to bring a map from home; there is no good place to get one near the river. The hike to King Creek Falls is an easy one that follows the river via black double blazes, heading southbound from the Burrells Ford parking area.

After about 0.3 mile, you’ll pick up a spur trail that leads through a dense forest of hardwoods to the waterfall. Here King Creek drops 60 to 70 feet into a U-shaped cove that has a small beach and a nice swimming hole at the base of the falls. This is a spectacular site, and both you and your dog are likely to enjoy splashing around in the pool—particularly on a hot summer day."

"King Creek Falls is simply stunning. And with a perfect sandy swim hole at the base, you and the dogs will both fall in love with this one. The hike leads you through a portion of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and then as you near the halfway point, you’ll come to King Creek, following it upstream.

The crystal-clear creek is one of many that flows out to the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. The forest is shaded, there’s plenty of running water, and when you reach the falls you’re sure to be impressed. Bring a camera!"

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May 2018