Yellow Branch is a gorgeous South Carolina waterfall about 50 minutes from our cabins by Lake Glenville, near the town of Walhalla. The distinctive stacked ledges of this waterfall jut out like oversized toadstools and break up the flowing stream into delicate, frothy spills.

Trail Sign for Yellow Branch Falls

The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is 1.5 miles each way. It is a little vigorous, but not beyond the average hiker. At the trailhead parking area there is also a picnic spot which would make for a nice lunch spot before or after your hike.

The trail crosses a three footbridges along the way before you finally come to the base of the waterfall. You can walk right up to the base of this waterfall on a sandy beach, but as always don’t try to climb the waterfall. It is 60 feet of slippery rock.

From the cabins, turn right on Highway 107 (South). Stay on 107 for about 28 miles. Turn left onto Highway 28 South and go 2 miles before turning right on Whetstone Road. In .7 mile, turn left on Cassidy Road and go .9 mile to turn left on Rich Mountain Road. The parking area will be .6 mile on your left. Here is the Google map.

Here is the link to the Forest Service website for Yellow Branch Falls.