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Gorgeous any time of year

The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a delight in so many ways: * it's just off Hwy 28, a hop and... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
QuinnTwemlow
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Anderson, South Carolina
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Spring day and pollen

Fun hike, nice, well marked trails. A walking stick was helpful. Some roots along the trail, a few... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Elaine J
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Georgia
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South Carolina Hwy 28, Sumpter National Forest, Mountain Rest, SC 29664
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank QuinnTwemlow
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Brooke P
Reviewed September 18, 2017

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

3  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Wonderful little hike for the entire family, and quite a beautiful surprise when you get there! Keep an eye out for mostly harmless snakes!

1  Thank lgaakales
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Wow! A spectacular waterfall within a hike most individuals can conquer. Bring the kids and the dog and get outside a nd enjoy the beauty of Sumter National Forest.

1  Thank trivial_matter
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Merrick F
Reviewed July 29, 2016

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

2  Thank senorsam21
Reviewed July 3, 2016

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!

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