Top Adventures in Mountain Rest

  • Hike to Lee Falls

    The Hike: Head out through the middle of the first of three fields, crossing creeks two times as you come to them. At the end of the last field, the trail enters the woods. Hike through the woods for 0.3 mile and take the left fork, crossing a cre...

    1.6 miles

  • Hike to Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel

    From Walhalla South Carolina, follow SC 28 westward 7 miles until you see Stumphouse Tunnel Park on the right-hand side of the road. Take this road halfway down, and park in the parking area on the right.  From here, you can travel a short walk to...

    1.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike to Yellow Branch Falls

    Once you have turned into the picnic area off of Highway SC 28, you will see the open and easy parking area. The trail begins at 2 points on the southern end of the parking area. These 2 points form a small loop about 0.2 miles long, with a spur i...

    3 miles

  • Hike to Big Bend Falls

    The hike to Big Bend Falls begins on the Chattooga River Trail at the Burrell's Ford Campground. To get here you take Burrell's Ford Road off of SC 107. There will be a good sized gravel parking area off to the left about 3 miles down Burrell's Fo...

    6.5 miles

  • Hike to Kings Creek Falls

    The trail to Kings Creek begins behind the bulletin board in the Burrells Ford primitive campground parking lot. It is an easy .5 mile trail to the falls. The falls are only 70ft high but they are beautiful, there is an area to the side of the fal...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to King Creek Falls

    Very nice dog-friendly and family-friendly adventure! The hike is not long at all and the end result is a beautiful 70 ft waterfall with a pooled area at the bottom!  Old logs are around for sitting on and relaxing while enjoying your lunch or sna...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike along the Chattooga River to Spoonauger Falls

    Spoonauger falls housed in Sumter National Forest, received its name after the Spoonauger family which historically lived above the falls. From Walhalla SC, drive north on Highway 28 until it meets SC 107 (right under 10 miles). Take a slight rig...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Holcomb and Ammons Creek Falls

    This moderate hike takes you to two scenic waterfalls in the Georgia wilderness. Water cascades down for over 100 feet to spill into the pool below An observation deck provides the ideal place to take in the splendor of the waterfall system.

    1.75 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Martin Creek Falls

    There are two different ways to get to this waterfall.The easiest way is through a trail in the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area. To get to this trail head, drive east on Warwoman Road from Clayton, GA. At approximately 3.5 miles, take a left ont...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike to Rabun Bald

    Starting at the trailhead you begin by following the yellow blazes. The trail isn't well marked so keep an eye out for the blazes you see. The trailhead starts at the dead end of Kelsey Mountain Trail. The path immediately starts to incline and do...

    3 miles 4696 ft gain

  • Bouldering Granite City

    At the foot of Blackrock Mountain just outside of Highlands, North Carolina, lies one of the most unique and secluded natural playgrounds around.  Granite City is composed of several massive granite boulders, ranging between 10-40 feet tall.  This...

    0.3 miles 96 ft gain

  • Hike to Lower and Upper Whitewater Falls via Foothills Trail

    The Foothills Trail runs a total of 76 miles across the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Highlights of the route include Sassafras Mountain (3,500 ft), the Chattooga River, and Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall in the eastern US. The trail is well mai...

    9.4 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Clayton, Georgia

      Willis Knob Horse Camp

      Overview Located in the northern Georgia mountains, far from civilization, Willis Knob Horse Campground is one of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests most beloved horse-lover hideaways. The c...

    • Mountain Rest, South Carolina

      Whetstone Horse Camp

      Overview Whetstone Horse Camp is located in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County in the western corner of South Carolina, about 13 miles northwest of Walhalla. The Chattooga River fl...

    • Tamassee, South Carolina

      Cherry Hill Campground

      Overview Open April 1 - October 31. Cherry Hill is near the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, and many miles of hiking trails. Site amenities include centrally-located drinking water, cooking grill...

    • Walhalla, South Carolina

      Twin Lakes Day Use Area

      Overview Twin Lakes Recreation Area is a 152-acre site consisting of a dense overstory of pines and mixed hardwoods. Day Use facilities presently include a new gatehouse/entrance installed in 2...

    • 14014 Highlands Road

      Van Hook Glade

      Overview Van Hook Glade is a scenic, secluded campground in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. Convenient for families and anglers, the campground is in close proximity to hiking trails, s...

    • Sapphire, North Carolina

      New Listing! “Bear Creek Cabin” On Hogback Lake

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Affectionately nicknamed Bear Creek Cabin, you’ll find an idyllic Blue Ridg...

      From $93/night

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