Station Cove Falls – 2016 Winter Hike

 Station Cove Falls is a beautiful 60 foot set of cascades that starts as one drop and then splits into two.  The  group and I, after completing the  primary hike to Sids Falls on Shoulder Bone Branch, had enough energy and daylight for 1 more waterfall.  There wasn’t much time left on these short days when the sun goes down at 5 pm, so we had to choose something fairly short.  Brasstown Falls was closeby, and we actually drove right by Yellow Branch and Issaqueena Falls.  We settled on Station Cove Falls, just outside of Walhalla, SC.
This is a short 1/2 mile hike that is about as easy as mountain hiking gets.  The first half of the hike is along and just above a swamp.  You wouldn’t think a waterfall was anywhere near this place.  Once around the swamp, the landscape changes quickly as the hills rise on each side of you. The fence and info board roughly mark the changing of the landscape. 


After a short distance more and an easy creek crossing, the beautiful Sation Cove Falls appears.  There is lots of room at the bottom of this one to move around and get different shots of the falls.
  
  
  
   This waterfall is an easy one to add on to anyone’s South Carolina Waterfall trip and is also on the Carolina Mountain Clubs list “Waterfall Challenge 100”.  Come here in spring for a brilliant Mayapple show!

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Author: waterfallshiker

I gave up the video game playing, TV watching lifestyle years back now. There just had to be more to life. I discovered a love for waterfalls on Christmas day 2008, at Elk River Falls in Elk Park NC. While not initially realizing it, this opened a whole new world, and lifestyle for me. I now love to spend my free time, hiking to waterfalls, and mountain tops in search of pristine views. This has also led me to a love of photography and blogging. While i am still not an expert at either several years in to this, I love the challenges that both offer me. I see my skills getting better at both as time goes by. Sharing what I see via social media brings me great joy. I love the feedback, good and bad. I love to see what others are able to show as well. I created my blog "WaterfallsHiker", originally to just help myself keep up with my travels, not really with any real purpose in mind. After 2 years on this blog, I see that It has evolved into a combination of an information site, and a place to show off my progress as an amateur photographer. I try to do it all and include some bits of my personality as well. It is something I really enjoy doing. When I am not working on this hobby, I can be found on a golf course, spending time with my beautiful fiance and her daughter, or working my 40 hours a week at Costco.

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