The Waterfalls of Oconee County

Bee Cove Falls
Big Bend Falls
Blue Hole Falls
Brasstown Falls
Cedar Creek Falls
Chau-Ram Falls
Chauga Narrows
Crane Falls
Dar Shoals
Hikers Peril
Issaqueena Falls
King Creek Falls
Lee Falls
Licklog Falls
Little Brasstown Falls
Long Creek Falls
Lower Fall Creek Falls
Lower Sloan Bridge Falls
Lower Whitewater Falls
Miuka Falls
Opossum Creek Falls
Pigpen Falls
Reedy Branch Falls
Riley Moore Falls
Spoonauger Falls
Station Cove Falls
Upper Fall Creek Falls
Yellow Branch Falls

Waterfall Index


Height: 30 Feet
Latitude: N 34° 57.199
Distance: 3.4 Miles
Longitude:  W 83° 07.139
Elevation Change: 300 Feet

Big Bend Falls

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Directions to the falls:
  1. From the Junction of S.C 28 and HWY 183 in Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28 for approximately 8 miles and bear right (north) onto SC 107.
  2. Drive 10.1 miles and turn left onto Burrells Ford Road FS708, which is paved for the first 0.3 mile).
  3. Drive approximately 2.1 miles to the parking area on the left.
  4. From the southern end of the parking area, (beyond the vehicle barricade) hike on the Chattooga Trail (black blazes) and the Foothills Trail (white blazes), which run concurrently along this stretch of the river.
  5. At 2.5 miles the Big Bend Trail intersects the other 2 from the east. Approximately, 0.5 miles beyond this intersection, you will hear the roar of the falls. From here, look for several rugged paths that descend steeply through the laurel shrouded banks.
  6. Use extreme caution to reach the falls.