Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Yellow Branch Falls Trail, Stumphouse Tunnel and Blueridge Railroad Trail - SC - 5.8 mi round trip.

November 14, 2017

Today's hike was near Walhalla, SC at Yellow Branch Falls Trail followed by nearby Stumphouse Tunnel Park and Issaqueena Falls and the Blueridge Railroad Trail.

HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, Joe Collins, Renee Corbett, Pam Euliss, Angela Evans, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Jenna Hensley, Bob Magee, Tony Presley and Vic Robson.

TRAIL INFORMATION - Our first trail today was Yellow Branch Falls Trail. This is a beautiful trail leading to a very pretty and unique waterfall. Next, we hiked at nearby Stumphouse Tunnel Park. We walked in the tunnel and then down to Issaqueena Falls and finally the Blueridge Railroad Trail. We rate the hike mostly easy but very beautiful! If you do all of the trails you will have around almost 6 miles.

Directions: From Walhalla SC, take Hwy. 28 north for about 7 miles and look for the Yellow Branch Falls sign and turn left into the parking lot. Stumphouse Park is across the highway just beyond the Yellow Branch Sign turn right.

Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from 40-50 degrees F.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: White-breasted Nuthatch, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Raven and Tufted Titmouse.

WILDFLOWERS ; White Snakeroot, Wild Hydrangea, Goldenrod.

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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The start of today's hike.
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There are several creek crossings but we managed to keep our feet dry (mostly)!
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A beautiful woodland hike toward Yellow Branch Falls.
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This wide creek crossing has nice stepping stones!
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Beautiful and unique Yellow Branch Falls.
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Next, we move over to Stumphouse Tunnel Park.
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The Tunnel entrance.
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Inside the solid rock tunnel!
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Next, we walk down to the bottom of the park to view beautiful Issaqueena Falls!
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For our final trail todayl, we hike the Blueridge Railroad Trail.
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We hiked to the SW Middle Tunnel entrance and to the NE Middle Tunnel entrance.
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The entrance to the Middle Tunnel
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Our lunch spot back at the park.
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Our GPS Track for the day.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r ) Pam Euliss, Joe Collins, Jim Driggers, Greta Driggers, Angela Evans, Jenna Hensley, Bob Magee, Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, Renee Corbett, Tony Presley and Vic Robson.

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