The northwest corner of SC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is rich in nature and history. Explore lakes, quaint towns, battlefields and more.
It is an easy 10 minute hike to the base of this beautiful falls, named for an Indian maiden who hid on a ledge of the falls to avoid capture as she fled to warn her English lover of an Indian attack. A well-maintained trail leads from the parking area to a platform for viewing this 100-foot cascade of Cane Creek. Nearby is a picnic area and Stumphouse Tunnel, which is 25 feet high, 17 feet wide, and although it was not completed as a railroad tunnel, extends 1,617 feet into the mountain. You can walk a ways into the tunnel, but there may be water and you will need a flashlight to find your way.
GPS Waypoints Lat: 34.8071 Lon: -83.1213
1. From Walhalla drive WEST on SC 28 for 6.9 miles and turn RIGHT into Stumphouse Tunnel Park.
2. Pass through the gate and follow the road to the parking lot and picnic area on the RIGHT.
3. PARK and walk across the footbridge on the WEST side of the parking lot to the viewing platform.
4. From here a path curving to the RIGHT side of the falls is apparent. It takes you to the base of the falls, but is very steep.