Upper Wildcat Branch Falls, South Carolina

I mentioned in the last post that some waterfall pictures end up looking better than you remember in person. On the other hand, some pictures just can’t convey the view. And with Upper Wildcat Branch Falls, the view is very odd. The picture just doesn’t really show it.

I don’t even know how to describe Upper Wildcat Branch Falls. It’s taller than you would think. It’s not hard to get to at all, but once you get there, you’ll be surprised there’s even a waterfall there. I guess just and check it out for yourself.

A note: Please observe any signs that indicate the end of the trail. The trail to Upper Wildcat Branch Falls ends further away from the falls. You can still see the falls from afar.


  1. There are multiple ways to reach the two falls. The easiest way is to find where US-276 and SC-11 split in northern South Carolina. The parking area for the falls will be about 1/2 a mile east of that split.
  2. You should be able to see Lower Wildcat Branch Falls from the road. The parking area for the falls is right there.
  3. On the left of Lower Wildcat Branch Falls, you’ll notice a trail that leads to Upper Wildcat Branch Falls.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 100′
Length of Hike: 0.8 miles round-trip

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Upper Wildcat Branch Falls in March 2009

Where in the World is Upper Wildcat Branch Falls?


One thought on “Upper Wildcat Branch Falls, South Carolina

  1. My name is mary , and my husband went fishing at Table Rock State Park, an on his way home he Then he walked the trail, mind you he had gone through 3 spinal surgeries. He hiked to the very tip top of the Falls, Mind you he was military trained, and took one wrongstep and fell 100 feet down the falls to the bottom, he got knocked unconscious as soon as he fell, his heart went into cardiac arrest, but what took his life from me was the blunt force trama. So do me a very special favor this Christmas, CHERRISH THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE AND HOLD DEAR CLOSE THIS YEAR, FOR YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THOSE YOU LOVE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. BILLY JOE GORHAM SR. WAS MY BEST FRIEND, TRUE LOVE, AN SOUL MATE. THIS HAPPEN TO ME ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2012, HIS LAST BREATH WAS THE EXACT MOMENT I CLOCKED OUT OF WORK 2PM, THEN BY GODS HAND I GOT TO MEET THE FAMILY WHO WAS THERE THAT DAY AN CALLED 911,BUT 4 MTHS LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH LOVING PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS

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