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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
3.50 mi (5.63 km)
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Scenic waterfall. Well-maintained trail.

Cons

Low-hanging branches on the trail.

Trailhead Elevation

1,530.00 ft (466.34 m)

Address

Highlands Hwy
3021
Walhalla, SC 29691
United States

Features

Waterfalls
Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Location

Field Guide

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