Opossum Creek Road

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Elevation Gain335ft
Trailhead Elevation1,649ft
Elevation Min/Max1506/1653ft
Elevation Start/End1649/1649ft

Opossum Creek Road

Opossum Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 1,649 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 335 feet.

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"Leading to one of my favorite waterfalls in the state, this hike will challenge you physically, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The trail leads you through a diverse forest, before you find yourself on a spectacular sandy beach right on the banks of the famous Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. The views here are outstanding, and the water is calm enough for you and the dogs to take a dip. From the river, the trail follows Opossum Creek upstream to the base of Opossum Creek Falls. The falls are fabulous! Bring a picnic and spend the day." Read more
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"Stupendous! With its brilliant, milky-white water, Opossum Creek Falls warms the heart and soul. Its mossy face and spongy touch make this waterfall truly an amazing thing to see and feel. Easily on the Authors Favorites List, this is one of my choice spots to spend a day." Read more

Opossum Creek Road Reviews

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Getting to the falls was a pretty pleasant experience. Trail is well taken care of. Getting out was rough due to it being entirely uphill. Make sure you conserve water for the trip out.

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Trail Information

Sumter National Forest
Nearby City
Sumter National Forest
Swimming, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 16, B1
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Dec 2018