Isaqueena Falls Stumphouse Tunnel Park, SC
miles
LENGTH 0.2 MILES
DIFFICULTY 1.8 Easy
DURATION 20 minutes
ELEVATION GAIN
120
feet
TRAIL TYPE
There And
Back Again
Isaqueena Falls

Does a fifth of a mile count as a hike? Whether you think so or not, check out this very short walk to Isaqueena Falls, one of South Carolina's best waterfalls.

Starting from the gravel parking lot, cross the bridge then hang a right under the covered bridge. As you walk down to the trail you'll get a nice view toward the west. From the observation deck at just under a tenth of a mile from the parking lot, you get a good view of the falls, albeit through a few trees.

If you want a view from the base of the falls, head down the steep trail to the right of the observation deck. The elevation graph below doesn't do this section justice. Dropping 100 feet in just 220 feet of distance, you'll be jumping down more than you'll be hiking down. Watch for slick wet rocks.

The treacherous trek downhill is worth it. The view from the base of the 100 foot cascades of Isaqueena Falls gives you an unbroken look at this impressive waterfall. Hiking back up won't be nearly as hard as the climb down.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
74 ft
2 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
117 ft
10 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
152 ft
15 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
0 ft
0 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
245 ft
99 ft
For out-and-back hikes, elevation loss is the same as the gain.
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Details
length0.2 miles
difficulty1.8 Easy
duration20 minutes
trail typeThere And Back Again
blazeNone
elevation gain120 ft.
park/forestStumphouse Tunnel Park
parking fee$2/Day
trailhead coordinates 34.80753, -83.121374 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°48.45, W 83°7.28 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°48'27'', N 34°48'27'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.80753, -83.121374 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°48.45, W 83°7.28 most GPS units use this one
N 34°48'27'', N 34°48'27'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Google Map It
Take the second right after turning onto Stumphouse Tunnel Road. Follow the sign for Isaqueena Falls.
Parking Capacity
10-15 vehicles.
Notes
The trail down from the observation deck is very steep and much more difficult on the way down than on the way up. Be careful on wet rocks.
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4 (1)
hikethesouth-2 weeks ago
Great Waterfall, Short Hike
Not much of a hike, but a great waterfall nonetheless. This makes a good pit stop on the way to a longer hike or just travelling through the area.
Easy | Hiked Winter 2018
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