Sumter National Forest - Yellow Branch Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: Sumter National Forest - Yellow Branch Falls
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Walhalla
Rating: 1 star
Directions: From Walhalla, drive west on SC 28 for 6.8 miles and turn left into the Yellow Branch Picnic Ground.
Total Hike Distance: 3.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Yellow Branch Falls Picnic Area
Trails Used: Connector, Yellow Branch Falls Trails
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Sumter National Forest
Andrew Pickens Ranger District
112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
(864) 638-9568
Oconee State Park (864) 638-5353
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a backtrack hike over moderate terrain that ends at a beautiful 50-foot vertical waterfall with many individual cascades. The hike begins at the picnic area off of SC 28 and follows a connector trail for 0.2 miles and then joins the Yellow Branch Falls Trail for 1.3 miles to the waterfall. On the route you pass through groves of dignified hardwood and meander across a number of streams. In the winter you can see the Town of Walhalla in the distance when the trees are bare. The National Forest Service recommends that you wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions on this hike as the trail skirts the edges of deep ravines.




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