Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel

Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, Walhalla: Address, Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel Reviews: 4.5/5

Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
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TrishaMarie
Murrells Inlet, SC878 contributions
Interesting place
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very interesting. I was amazed that back in the 1800s they were able to build this tunnel using hammers and chisels. Take note it’s very dark inside.
Written August 10, 2021
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GinaHx
Orlando, FL933 contributions
Freaky fun
Jul 2021 • Family
Tunnel is exceptionally dark. Must use some light unless you don’t mind complete darkness. It was wicked creepy and we couldn’t stay in for long lol It’s very cool though and a quick stop. Easy walk.
Written July 23, 2021
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FarAway635148
Casselberry, FL18 contributions
Interesting and cool
May 2021
Fascinating. Chilly. Dark. Worth the walk, even though I wonder when it might fall in!! Lots of water leaking into the tunnel, and this is the dry season. Still cool that the history is being preserved. You need $5 cash to enter the area to get to the tunnel plus the Isaqueena falls
Written May 20, 2021
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CRM52
Lavonia, GA68 contributions
...some cool history
Oct 2020
Easy drive to the parking lot...easy to miss the sign for the turnoff...so be vigilant. Parking is very close and the walk up a small incline is moderate. A sign at the entrance has two sides...giving the tunnel's history so make sure to read both sides. Very interesting story of a discontinued attempt to burrow through the mountains for the railroad. Issaqueena Falls viewing is also nearby...just a very short drive to the parking lot for the viewing platform.
Written October 7, 2020
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Tayadog1
Aiken, SC413 contributions
A nice piece of history and a short walk
Sep 2020
A neat piece of history (civil war) and a 1600 ft tunnel built for their train. The Irish built it but came up 4000 ft short of completion. Lots of water in the tunnel so could only walked in 200 ft.
Written September 28, 2020
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Bob L
Evans, GA64 contributions
fun
Sep 2020
Very unique. Very short, easy walk. Lots of history. Also, check out Issaqueena Falls while you and here.
Written September 25, 2020
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nillarilla
Boston, MA26 contributions
Fun & spooky
Sep 2020
Spooky & fun. My 13 year old son and I did not have good flashlights so did not go all the way into the tunnel.
Written September 15, 2020
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jjjjjj
1 contribution
It was a unique experience, and made good pictures. We could feel the welcome coolness before we ever got to the tunnel.
Oct 2019
i was so happy but the only problem was i almost felled in there but over all it was good. Stump house tunnel is just a big, dark tunnels with some water dripping and running down the sides. My cell phone was bright enough to light up the floor beneath us. Within the park there is an old railway sign, small rocky climbing path and Issaquena Falls. I will write a separate review for that. Stump house tunnel does not take very long, but fun and memorable. I believe there are other parks and waterfalls in the immediate area. After Stump house we went to Devils Fork and Wildcat Wayside.
Written September 11, 2020
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nealshop
17 contributions
Hiked the Blue Ridge Railroad Trail
Sep 2020 • Friends
We wanted a hike and the research we did led us to believe that this trail led to the tunnel. They are near each other in the same park, but they are two different trails. The Blue Ridge Railroad Trail is just under 5 miles out and back and has two other tunnels that were part of the original system that includes Stumphouse. You can't go into either of these tunnels. Finding the trailhead was a challenge for us, so I want to provide details: Park in the Isaqueena Falls lot and walk across the little wood bridge from the lot toward the falls. As soon as you cross the bridge bear left and you'll see the trailhead sign (photo included). The beginning of the trail is TOUGH...narrow, steep uphill, lots of rocks and roots. Just push through that first part and the rest is easier. The trail is heavily shaded and thick woods the entire way. A few pockets of sunlight have caused grasses to grow over the trail in spots, but most of it is hard packed dirt with roots in it. It is not an easy trail, there are a few places with inclines, one in particular has a lot of loose rock. The vast majority of the trail is easy to navigate, but those few spots are not. There was one point where we weren't sure we were on the trail anymore because it was so overgrown, but all along the trail there are yellow paint markers on tree trunks so it's easy to stay on course. We went on Labor Day weekend and thought it would be crowded...we only passed THREE groups of people the entire time, it was incredibly peaceful and the woods are beautiful. There is only one spot with a good overlook to see the mountains, the rest of the time you're just walking in the woods. It's probably spectacular with fall color. There were no good spots to stop and rest (i.e big rocks or clearings or tree trunks). We ended up spreading a blanket on the trail near the end where the last tunnel is and having our lunch. By the time we got back to the parking lot it was mayhem near the falls...tons of people and cars. We skipped that to avoid the crowds (COVID). If we did it again, we'd walk to the falls first thing in the morning and then hike the trail.
Written September 6, 2020
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JD1
Greenville, SC433 contributions
So fun!
Aug 2020 • Family
Important: you need $5 cash that you deposit in an envelope upon entry.

I took my 14 and 12 year old children, but this is fun for all ages. The drive from Greenville, SC taking 11 south takes you past 2 state parks.

Stumphouse tunnel is just a big, dark tunnels with some water dripping and running down the sides. My cell phone was bright enough to light up the floor beneath us.

Within the park there is an old railway sign, small rocky climbing path and Issaquena Falls. I will write a separate review for that.

Stumphouse tunnel does not take very long, but fun and memorable. I believe there are other parks and waterfalls in the immediate area. After Stumphouse we went to Devils Fork and Wildcat Wayside.
Written August 13, 2020
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