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We went yesterday to Yellow Branch Falls. First we missed the sign at Sumter National Forest and went too far but we did get there. Not as easy a hike as we thought, since there were lots of roots , stumps and rocks. You have...More
The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a delight in so many ways:
* it's just off Hwy 28, a hop and skip from the Mountain Rest Trading Post (do stop for some boiled peanuts), Ranger Station, Issaqueena Falls, and Stumphouse Tunnel
* the walk...More
Fun hike, nice, well marked trails. A walking stick was helpful. Some roots along the trail, a few bridges and you have to cross the creek 4 times but there are rocks to step on. We saw 2 snakes. The waterfalls are so peaceful. It...More
3 miles round trip takes 2 hours. Moderate trail with some challenging spots. We were glad that we had hiking poles with us. The trail is beautiful and quite. Due to recent rain there were a few tricky spots but it made it that much...More
We took this 3-mile (round-trip) hike to see the waterfalls. While they aren't tall, they are wide. The area is so peaceful a hiker was taking a brief nap on one of the rock ledges. We took our dogs who loved it as well. Make...More
If you love hiking and love falls you'll love this one. It's about a mile and a half to the falls. Just a stones throw away from the Stumphouse Tunnel on the other side of the road is the trail for the Yellow Branch Falls....More
I'm a mostly sedentary, out-of-shape dad and me and my three kids (10, 8 and 4) did this hike the summer of '16. I carried the 4-year-old on my shoulders about a third of the hike but the older two did just fine. Better than...More
I love all the falls in this area, but some are just really enchanting. This is one of them. Can be slightly tough coming back up for people who don't hike very much, but not a very steep trail. Love this one!