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Rocky Creek Trail

Trail Tips

Tune In, Not Out

Keep the volume of portable music devices on low, so that you can hear other trail users and traffic.

Trailhead

Parking Address and Trailhead Location:1030 Chester Ave, Great Falls, SC 29055 MAP

 

Description

This 1.6-mile, out-and-back trail is located along Rocky Creek, a tributary of the Catawba River. This natural surface trail is suitable for hiking and biking. At the river access, the trail "T"s. Taking a left will lead visitors on a 0.2-mile walk to a scenic waterfall. Following the trail to the right will lead visitors down a pleasant trail with scenic views of Rocky Creek.

*Special notes: Visitors are advised to use caution as the initial segment of the trail is fairly steep and made up of a patchwork of pavement. Please beware of the private property to the right down this section of the trail. However trail visitors are permitted to walk through the open gate and continue along the trail.

The 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. There are rock outcroppings throughout the creek that provide impressive viewpoints and ideal locations to observe birds.

Other Information

Additional Information: Walking downhill from the trailhead the canoe and kayak river access point will be visible along the shoreline. 

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
E-Mail: kvlt@comporium.net

 

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Great Falls (SC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.6 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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