Sumter National Forest: Andrew Ramey Falls, Pristine Falls, and Fall Creek Falls, Walhalla, South Carolina
The Fall Creek watershed feeding into the Chattooga River in Oconee County, South Carolina, houses a trifecta of attractive yet lesser-known waterfalls that make for a wonderful half-day trip to access. Andrew Ramey Falls, a 30-foot cascading drop, is just a few hundred feet from Fall Creek Road down an obscure scramble path. The little-hiked pathway becomes more intimate and faint following Andrew Ramey Falls, but it stays easy enough to follow - if one pays attention - all the way to the spectacular sights at Pristine Falls and Falls Creek Falls. If you have the extra energy, you have the extra option of continuing an extra one-tenth of a mile down to the Chattooga River for a refreshing swim. Furthermore, solitude is essentially guaranteed on this trek! This hike occurred on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. My plan was to hike out and back to Andrew Ramey Falls, Pristine Falls, and Falls Creek Falls.
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