The fast flowing Chauga River is squeezed into a chute which drops 25 feet over a 200-foot run creating a Class VI rapid. Fisherman and hikers will enjoy the easy 20-minute walk to the Narrows. The fishermen will be delighted with the supply of stocked brown and rainbow trout and the many remote pools. Hikers will enjoy the view, the wildflowers and the abundant wildlife including white-tailed deer and turkey.
GPS Waypoints Lat: 34.8271 Lon: -83.1727
1. From Walhalla drive WEST on SC 28 for 6.6 miles and turn LEFT onto Whetstone Road (Oconee County S-37-193) Just before the Mountain Top Trading Post.
2. Drive 3.8 miles to Blackwell Bridge (this bridge crosses the Chauga River) and PARK beyond the bridge on the LEFT.
3. The trail begins at the parking area and follows an old roadbed for 0.3 miles then turns into a narrow trail that parallels the river. (Caution: the last part of the trail is over rocks that can be very slippery.)