Coon Branch Natural Area/Lower Whitewater Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: Coon Branch Natural Area/Lower Whitewater Falls
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Salem
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Walhalla, drive north on SC 11 and then turn left on to SC 130. Continue on SC 130 for 10 miles to see the entrance of the Duke Power Bad Creek Follow the road down until you see the parking area on the left.
Total Hike Distance: 6.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Bad Creek
Trails Used: Coon Branch, Foothills, Lower Whitewater
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: From the Bad Creek parking area, the trail goes through Coon Branch along the whitewater river and meanders through an old forest that has never been logged. Then the trail follows the foothills until intersecting with the Lower Whitewater trail which treats you to a 200' waterfall.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Coon Branch Natural Area/Lower Whitewater Falls - June 27, 2011 Trip Report June 27, 2011 4 stars 4 hours jerbearsc


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