Cedar Mountain, NC
Kings Creek is an absolutely splendid falls near the Chattooga River at Burrells Ford Road. It drops 60-70 feet in a cove cut U-shaped by centuries of falling water. A small beach to the left of the falls offers several downed trees as benchs to soak in the falls. The large tree trunk lying in the lower third of the falls has been there for years. Coupled with a trip to nearby Spoonauger Falls, this makes a pleasant day trip in the South Carolina mountains. The trail to Kings Creek begins behind the bulletin board in the Burrells Ford primitive campground parking lot. Follow the trail about .5 miles to a bridge over Kings Creek. Cross the creek and follow a .2 mile spur trail to the left up to the falls. There are several signs along the way to guide you.
Directions: From Walhalla, take SC 28 north to SC 107. Turn right onto SC 107 and follow for 17 miles to Forest Service road 708 (Burrells Ford Road). Proceed down FS 708 for 2.6 miles. Park in the campground parking lot on the left (look for the bathroom). If you cross the bridge over the Chattooga, you've gone too far.
All photos © Allen Easler.