Falls Pickens County, SC
(aka. Reedy Cove Falls, Rock Falls, or Eastatoe Falls)
Yes, but you don't need to worry about it for this short
Rating: Very Easy: 2 out of 10 on the difficulty
scale, as long as you don't go past the overlook
Quality & Enjoyment Rating: 7 out of 10,
one of the more impressive waterfalls in South Carolina.
Awesome waterfall. Easy & short hike that just about
anyone can handle. Excellent side trip if you are in
None, but the Foothills Trail, and the Eastatoe Creek
Trail are only about 10 miles away
his easy trail follows
along the Reedy Cove Creek the whole way with virtually no climbing
or descending. There are several small side trails leading down
creek where you can view some nice cascades, and get your feet wet
on a hot summer day. After about a quarter mile the trail ends at
an overlook shelter where you are treated to an excellent view of
are not identical twins as the one on the left drops straight down
from its 75-ft perch, while the one on the right slides down the
rocks at about a 45-degree slope. It could actually be called triple
falls, because there is a third smaller waterfall that can be seen
through the trees to the far right.
Many people like to go past the overlook and climb on the rocks
to get a closer view. This is not recommend as
the rocks are very slippery and dangerous,
and the view does not get much better. On our visit to the falls,
we saw a group of people up at the very top waving down at us. I
explored around a bit and found no way that anyone can safely climb
to the top, so I would have to assume they got there some other
After enjoying the sights and sounds of the falls, return on the
trail the same way you came for a half mile round trip hike.
is not much of a hike, the falls are impressive enough to be worth
the trip. It is a great walk to take people that may not be physically
able to do some of the longer and more strenuous hikes.
There : Near Greenville, South Carolina.
From the intersection with Hwy 11, drive north on US 178 for approximately
4 miles. Turn Left on Cleo Chapman Road (immediately before Bob's
Place Tavern). After about 2 miles, turn right onto Eastatoe Community
Road. About 1 mile, turn right onto Waterfalls Road (this is a narrow
dirt/gravel road). Continue on this road following the signs to
"the falls", until it ends at the parking area. The trail
starts beyond the gate at the end of the parking area.