Coon Branch Trail – Lower Whitewater Falls Spur

Trail to Coon Branch Natural Area and the Lower Whitewater Falls Overlook


Description:

The trail begins as Bad Creek Spur, which connects the parking lot near Bad Creek Reservoir to the Foothills Trail. Approximately a half a mile from the trailhead, Coon Branch Trail splits off to the left. From here, it’s just under a mile to Coon Branch Natural Area, a virgin forest home to the largest Fraser magnolia in the state. Hike back to the Bad Creek Spur trail and turn left. After 0.1 mile, the Foothills Trail splits; continue on the northeastern (right-hand) Foothills Trail. After another half a mile hikers reach the Lower Whitewater Falls Spur, which leads to an overlook that, though pretty far from the falls themselves, provides a stunning view of the falls and surrounding area. The trail is 4.6 miles long, round trip.


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State: South Carolina
County: Oconee
Latitude: 35.0117
Longitude: -82.9969
Length: 4.6 miles
Difficulty: 5
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