Explore Falling Water
We’ve highlighted more than 100 publicly accessible waterfalls that are found in SC’s Upcountry. They range in height from 40 to 700 feet. Most of the falls can be found in the area’s parks and are easily reached, while others are hidden away and must be hiked to over rugged terrain.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find at SouthCarolinaWaterfalls.com:
Issaqueena Falls, located in Stumphouse Tunnel Park, drops about 200 feet and is very popular. Legend has it that an Indian maiden, Issaqueena, pretended to leap to her death in an attempt to escape hostile pursuers, but actually took refuge on a ledge beneath the falls.
Whitewater Falls, located north of Salem, is a set of two falls and is the highest series of falls in eastern America, plunging close to 700 feet in more than half a mile before emptying into Lake Jocassee.
Raven Cliff Falls in Greenville County is a 420-foot high cascade in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness and Recreation Area and one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in SC. It was named for the ravens that breed in the high cliffs forming the falls. Over 150 species of ravens have been identified in this region.
Find driving and hiking directions to these and other Upcountry waterfalls at SouthCarolinaWaterfalls.com.