Twin Falls, South Carolina

When I took my trip to see waterfalls in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, Twin Falls ended up being one of my favorite waterfalls, and it was one of the last falls that I visited. I wasn’t even sure I was going to visit it, as there are many other waterfalls in the area, but I was extremely glad that I did. Twin Falls is a visually spectacular waterfall.

Twin Falls (aka Reedy Cove Falls or Eastatoe Falls) is has two waterfalls that are separated by a distance of 15 or more feet. This is not two subsequent drops, but instead a river that has separated somewhere beyond what we can see. It just makes for a great view! Another benefit to Twin Falls is that it is not that busy, mostly because it involves a rather complicated drive to a place that I was surprised to find people inhabiting in the first place! Still, any waterfall lover should definitely check out Twin Falls.

Directions:

  1. From Pickens, SC, head north on US-178 for 12 miles.
  2. About 3 miles after the intersection of US-178 and SC-11, you’ll turn left on Cleo Chapman Road (aka Pickens County Rd. S-100). It is very easy to miss this road, so pay very close attention! If you miss this turn, it is a while before you can turn around, and that can be complex because of all the curving and winding road.
  3. Carefully drive for 2 miles to Eastatoe Community Rd. Turn right.
  4. Drive for 1 mile on Eastatoe Community Rd. and then turn right onto Waterfalls Drive, which is a one-lane road.
  5. Veer left at the first fork in the road to the end of the road, which is indicated by a sign for a nature preserve.
  6. From here, follow the trail to the falls.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 75′
Length of Hike: 0.5 mi RT

Twin Falls (30)

Twin Falls in March 2009

Where in the World is Twin Falls?

Station Cove Falls, South Carolina

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Station Cove Falls in March 2009

Station Cove Falls (aka Oconee Station Falls) is a very pleasant waterfall in Oconee County, South Carolina. The trail to the waterfall is extremely pleasant, and when I visited in March 2009, was completely covered in red and yellow trillium, Hepatica, and bloodroot. The trail is also very appropriate for children, as there is not much elevation change.

The only negative about this waterfall is the parking. There is parking for 4-5 cars/trucks, but when I got there, there were already 4 trucks there. I had to maneuver my way onto the grass to park. Other websites suggest parking down at the Oconee Historic Site, but that was closed when I visited. Even so, still check out the falls!

Directions:

  1. From Walhalla, drive north on SC-11 for about 6 miles to Oconee Station Road.
  2. Turn Left on Oconee Station Road and drive down the road for about 2.5 miles.
  3. You will pass the Historic Site on the right, and then the parking area for the falls will be very soon after that on the left.
  4. Find parking and then head down the very clearly marked trail.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 60′
Length of Hike: 1.5 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Station Cove Falls?

Reedy River Falls, South Carolina

I tend to like waterfalls that are in urban settings, as you get a sense of the historical importance of the waterfall. Reedy River Falls is one of those falls, right in downtown Greenville. The directions are very easy, though the traffic in Greenville can be stifling on a nice day! There is the main falls with a cool bridge that offers a better view, a reported second drop further downstream, and Spring Falls, a mini-waterfall that can be seen on a creek along the way to the falls.

The main falls is a really special treat in the downtown area.  I’ve always loved the reddish-brown color of the rocks, and think it makes matches with many of the building surrounding the falls.  There are many opportunities to explore the falls and photograph it from different angles.  The bridge offers the most obvious viewpoint, but there are viewpoints at both the left and right side of the falls.  If you are on the left (as in the picture below), I believe you can walk pretty close to the water.

The smaller waterfall, Spring Falls, would not be even remotely interesting if it were by itself, and I would be disappointed if I had spent any significant time trying to find the falls.  And yet when you find the falls without expecting to, it’s a small treat.  They are off of a main trail, and I’m not sure I would have found them if I had not taken a different path on the return to the parking area.

Directions:

  1. There are so many possible ways to get into Greenville to the park. I would suggest typing in “Falls Park on the Reedy” into Google Maps (or another mapping system). You can also try following the signs to the park. If that doesn’t work, try to get back to Main Street, as the park will be off of Main Street. There are multiple places to park, some further away, but still offering a beautiful but short walk to the falls.

Parking and address information is provided here.

Accesibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 28′
Length of Hike: negligible

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Reedy River Falls in March 2009

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Spring Falls

Where in the World is Reedy River Falls?