Hike to the Brasstown Falls

South Carolina Brasstown Falls Parking Area

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A hidden gem in Oconee County, Brasstown Falls is a 3-in-1 waterfall great for photography and cooling off during the summer.

These waterfalls are absolutely beautiful during the summer greenery and fall foliage, but open to access year around.

Driving Directions: From Westminister, follow US 76 West for 11.8 miles and turn left onto Brasstown Road. Follow this road 4.1 miles to FS 751. (The pavement ends in 2.6 miles.) Turn right onto FS 751 before a small bridge over Brasstown Creek and drive 0.5 miles to a parking area where boulders block the road.

The Trail: Follow the trail for 75 feet past the boulders at the parking area and pass under a power line. Follow the trail another 250 feet to a primitive camping area located to the left of the trail. The trail veers to the right past the camping area, then follow it another 200 feet along the Brasstown Creek to the first section - Brasstown Cascades (50 ft. waterfall). Follow the trail another 200 feet down the steep terrain to the second section - Brasstown Veil (35 ft. waterfall). Finally, continue down the steep terrain over rocks and roots for 100 feet to the final section - Brasstown Sluice (35 ft. waterfall).

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Water/food
  • Swimming trunks
  • Towel
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How to Get There

about 1 month ago

Brasstown Falls

This place is in the sticks. We took the back way courtesy of Apple maps and it had us on a 1 lane road going up, down, and around the hills. We went out the other way and it was a breeze, I highly recommend you follow the directions above. The only indication that there are Falls is a flimsy little cardboard sign, blink and you'll miss it. Parking is very scarce, but there is room on the side of the road if you need a spot. We saw folks with kids, even took some of our own, but it was not easy. The hike is roots and rocks straight down, def take your time. The Falls are great, it was a good time and I do recommend if you are in the area.

about 1 month ago

9 months ago

Beautiful!!

I saw this post and decided to go! It's amazing out there! Absolutely gorgeous...I decided to continue adventuring down stream and well worth the scenery! Thank you :)

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

Brasstown Falls

This place is absolutely beautiful. I have been camping at this spot for years now. Unfortunately the heavy use and traffic of campers and hikers is taking its toll here. Lots of trash and sometimes very inebriated crowds are common in the summer. It's still worth a visit, but the scramble down the "trail" can be sketchy but is worth it for the swimming holes.

about 1 year ago

Added by Seth Berry

A nature and travel photographer from South Carolina. Exploring the great outdoors, capturing stunning and breathtaking photos, and inspiring people through photography is my passion. View my work at www.SethBerryPhotography.com

Activities:

Fishing, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

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