Bad Creek Access Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Bad Creek Access Trail
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Walhalla
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 Hydroelectric Station on the right. (If you see the North Carolina State line you missed it). Wait for the guard gate to open (daylight hours only), and then follow the signs for two miles to the Bad Creek parking area (with access trails to Whitewater Falls and the Foothills Trail.
Total Hike Distance: 1.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Bad Creek Parking Area
Trails Used: Bad Creek Access Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: Private Property
Contact Information: Duke Power Company
P.O. Box 33189
Charlotte, NC 28242
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This hike from the Bad Creek Parking Area is a easy to moderate walk through a short meadow and into a hardwood forest leading to a junction with the 70+ mile Foothills Trail at the Whitewater River. Cross two footbridges over the Whitewater River to access the Foothills Trail and turn left to reach the base of Whitewater Falls.




5,900 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Bad Creek Access Trail - September 9, 2006 September 9, 2006 3 stars 2 hours Pixie


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