Driving Directions: From Great Falls, SC travel approximately 1.2 miles south along US-21/HWY-200. The trailhead will be located before the Rocky Creek bridge on the left. Look for a dirt road entrance before the bridge.
This 2.4 mile trail is located along Rocky Creek, a tributary of the Catawba River. The natural path, as well as the land surrounding it on both sides of the creek has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. The designation marks its significance as a diverse and healthy wildlife habitat.
Please watch your footing as you start from the trailhead as it is fairly steep and is made up of a patchwork of pavement. As you walk down from the trailhead, you will see a canoe/kayak access point on the beach shoreline. The trail "T"s here. If you walk to your left, there is a beautiful waterfall about .2 of a mile on your left. If you walk to your right, there are beautiful views of the creek. Please beware of the private property to the right down this section of the trail. You are allowed to walk through the open gate and continue along the trail. There are rock outcroppings throughout the creek that make for scenic viewpoints and great places to watch birds.
Visit the Katawba Valley Land Trust's website for more information or contact:
Katawba Valley Land Trust
PO Box 1776
Lancaster, SC 29721-1776
(Physical Address)106 East Meeting Street
Phone: (803) 285-9455
Fax: (803) 283-9181