Chauga Narrows
Mountain Rest

Chauga Narrows

Sumter National Forest
Mountain Rest, SC 29664

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.) 


As we just provide information, if you have a question regarding a particular trail, it is best to contact the source listed. We encourage good stewardship of our natural resources.  Be prepared for your outing and Leave No Trace of your visit. For more hiking and waterfall trips, check out the publications of Milestone Press.
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