Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina (Paperback)
A waterfall is a perfect destination for a day hike. In this revised and updated guide, native South Carolinian, photographer, and hiker Thomas E. King lists 147 waterfall destinations in the mountains of Upstate South Carolina. Ranging from easy-to-access roadside locations to those that require a six-mile trek, these hikes feature some of the most famous, and some of the most remote, waterfalls in the region.The guide can be used by those of all levels of hiking ability, whether expert or novice. These easy-to-reach waterfalls of Upstate South Carolina are a fun and fascinating retreat for the entire family. Most of these falls are within the ability of the average hiker to reach on a day hike. Some sites are of particularly easy access, such as the pristine falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which families with young children and mature adults are encouraged to visit. King has provided the most recent trail directions and waterfall locations available to the public. He also lists and catalogs many remote or hard-to-find waterfalls and waterfalls that nature has reclaimed because the trails have ceased to be maintained. Each entry includes complete driving and hiking directions, trail length and estimated hiking time, a difficulty rating, and a detailed description of the waterfall itself, including a photograph.