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Twin Falls  Pickens County, SC

(aka. Reedy Cove Falls, Rock Falls, or Eastatoe Falls)

by Jack Thyen (SCJack)

Water: Yes, but you don't need to worry about it for this short hike

Difficulty Rating: Very Easy: 2 out of 10 on the difficulty scale, as long as you don't go past the overlook

Trail Quality & Enjoyment Rating: 7 out of 10, one of the more impressive waterfalls in South Carolina.

Pros: Awesome waterfall. Easy & short hike that just about anyone can handle. Excellent side trip if you are in the area.

Cons: Short walk.

Camping: None, but the Foothills Trail, and the Eastatoe Creek Trail are only about 10 miles away

Hike Description:

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 to the 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 the Falls.

These Falls 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 way.

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.

Although, this 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.

Gettin' 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.

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