Station Cove Falls
Mountain Rest

Station Cove Falls

Sumter National Forest
Mountain Rest, SC 29664

An easy, 30-minute hike through a beautiful Appalachian cove forest takes you to Station Cove Falls, a stepped 60-foot waterfall.  Station Creek drops from its headwaters atop Station Mountain to eventually form this falls.  It is nearby (about 1 mile) Oconee Station State Historic Site, which the county's first European settlers built in 1792, and is also known as Oconee Station Falls or Station Falls. In the spring and summer, countless wildflowers bloom along the trail. You may see trillium, mayapple, pink lady’s slipper orchids, bloodroot, and redbud.  The boulders at the base of the falls make a nice area for picnicking.

GPS Waypoints Lat: 34.8495  Lon: -83.0854


1. From the intersection of SC 28 and SC 11 at Walhalla, drive NORTH on SC 11 for 1.5 miles and turn LEFT (northwest) onto Oconee Station Road (Oconee County S-37-95).

2. Drive 2.4 miles (approximately 0.3 mile past Oconee Station State Historic Site) to the trailhead on the LEFT (parking is limited to four cars). Additional parking is available at Oconee Station State Historic Site picnic area.

3. The 0.5-mile hike begins behind the bulletin board.  Follow to a wooden stile.  Proceed through the stile 0.15 mile to a crossing of Station Creek and corss on the rocks.  The falls will be visible on the right.

4.  Continue 100 feet on the trail up Station Creek to the base of the falls.


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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