station cove falls
Description: An easy, 30-minute hike through a gorgeous Appalachian cove forest takes you to Station Cove Falls, a stepped 60-foot waterfall that forms from headwaters atop Station Mountain. In the spring and summer, countless wildflowers bloom along the trail. You may see trillium, mayapple, pink lady’s slipper orchids, bloodroot, and redbud.

Height of falls: 60 feet

Length of hike: 0.5 mile

Time to hike: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Creek or river: Station Creek

USGS Quadrangle: Walhalla

Directions to falls:

1. From the intersection of SC 28 and SC 11 at Walhalla, drive  north on SC 11 for 6.3 miles and turn left (northwest) onto Oconee Station Road (Oconee County S-37-95).

2. Drive 2.4 miles (approximately 0.3 mile past Oconee Station State Historic Site) to the trailhead on the left (parking is limited to four cars). Additional parking is available at Oconee Station State Historic Site picnic area.

3. The 0.5-mile hike begins behind the bulletin board.  

Information: Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664. 864-638-9568
Station Cove Falls
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