Rocky Creek Trail


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.

Trail Manager

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


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View of Rocky Creek

Located along Rocky Creek in Great Falls, SC, this 2.4-mile natural surface path it great for hiking and biking and also hosts a canoe/kayak access and great views of the Catawba River tributary. 

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Great Falls
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.4 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Mowed grass
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant No
Number of parking spaces 10
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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