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Brasstown Falls in South Carolina - Three Waterfalls in One Hike

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Waterfall hikes are always a treat. Although I myself usually like some high-elevation views, it's always nice to feel inspired and whatnot by large volumes of water falling from tall places!  Recently, I went to Brasstown Falls in Long Creek, South Carolina and it was, as the 1920's kids say, the bees knees.  Difficulty: Strenuous due to steepness and agility needed Length: 0.6 miles Why it's cool: Three waterfalls! In one hike!

Brasstown falls is located in the Sumter National Forest in the upstate of South Carolina. This waterfall hike is awesome because Brasstown is a series of three different cascades. Pictured above we have the first cascade, which is just a beauty. She's fine, divine, and don't need no man.

Brasstown's second tier, also known as the veil, is probably the most recognizable tier in the series. If you are careful and sure-footed, this is a fun place to climb behind the falls and unleash your adventurous self. BE VERY CAREFUL. I'm not your mother or anything, but I'm sure she would want you to be careful, too. Do it for your nice mom. The trail, although it's not very long, is very steep, has lots of roots, and can be very slippery after any rainfall. Wear shoes with tread if you can, it will save you some hassle!

Above, we see the third tier of Brasstown: the narrows. The bottom of this series also has an awesome swimming hole that would be really fun to check out in the summer.  Y'all, South Carolina has some of the very best waterfalls in the Appalachian chain. If you are a waterfall lover, advocate, supporter, or friend, this is one that should be on your list! Remember when you wander to practice Leave No Trace principles. Take only pictures and leave only footprints. Happy wandering, y'all!


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