Time & Location
Nov 05, 2022, 9:30 AM
Station Cove Falls
About the Event
Trailhead Address: 500 Oconee Station Road, Walhalla SC 29691
Parking: Limited parking. Carpooling recommended.
Amenities: Restroom and visitor's center on property.
Trail distance & duration: 3+ miles. 2.5 hours
Trail difficulty: Easy: Suitable for those in fair physical condition; active walker; 1-3hr duration; slightly uneven terrain; <1000ft elevation gain
Hike Description: November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Our final waterfall chase will be in honor of the Indigenous peoples that once owned the land on which we live and recreate. We will visit Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla, SC. This historical site includes a stone building (1792) built by state militia to protect against Indian raids. It later became an Indian trading post. After visiting the historic site, we will hike 1.6mi through an old-growth forest to Station Cove Falls, a 60-foot stepped waterfall. This is an out and back trail. Total miles will be 3+ miles.
What to Bring: Walking shoes or hiking boots. Dress appropriately for forecasted weather. Trekking poles optional. Snack/lunch and 2L of water. Medications, if necessary. Check out our partners REI's Day Hiking Essentials List to make sure you have the appropriate gear. *Ch8sing Waterfalls has a lending library. Should you need to borrow hiking poles, a backpack, and even hiking shoes, please make a note on your registration.
Waiver: Please note! Completion of our waiver is a requirement to join our ch8se. If you have completed our waiver in the past, you do not need to complete it again, unless you have a change of information.
Important/Emergency Information (Ranger District/Phone Number, Nearest Hospital, Animal Activity)*
Andrew Pickens Ranger District 112 Andrew Pickens Circle Mountain Rest, SC 29664 Phone: (864) 638-9568
Meetup: 6:30 a.m. at Publix Supermarket, 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 200, Duluth, GA 30096
Departure: We leave Publix promptly at 6:45a.m. for an arrival to the trailhead at 9:30a.m.