Yellow Branch Falls

Piedmont, South Carolina

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Yellow Branch Falls


  • Well-placed stones help to cross this stream. - Yellow Branch Falls
  • A hiker sets out on the trail.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • The dog-friendly trail encourages leashes, but they are not required. - Yellow Branch Falls
  • A happy dog runs down the trail.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • Bridges are built over several of the steep inclines or washed-out areas.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • Water trickles from a ledge of the falls.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • A portion of Yellow Branch Falls.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • Some hikers enjoy a picnic at the base of the falls.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • The flow slows to a trickle if there hasn't been recent rainfall.- Yellow Branch Falls
  • Another one of the bridges over a washout.- Yellow Branch Falls
Overview + Weather
Scenic waterfall. Well-maintained trail.
Low-hanging branches on the trail.
Piedmont, SC
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.50 mi (5.63 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,530.00 ft (466.34 m)
Typically multi-day: 
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description


Yellow Branch Falls is a 50-foot waterfall in Tamassee, South Carolina, which is accessed by an easy 3.5-mile there-and-back hike. It crosses over creek beds and ducks under tree tunnels. The trail begins at a picnic area, and it is clearly-marked all the way to the waterfall. Mountain laurel and birch trees line the paths as well as rhododendron and a few red oaks. During drier months, the waterfall may only be a trickle, but the many cascades are a beautiful sight after a few days of rain. There is a large clearing at the base of the falls where you can relax and explore the rock formations while you take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful waterfall. 

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