Issaqueena Falls, Walhalla

Isaqueena Falls, located near Walhalla, South Carolina, is a 100ft high cascade waterfall in the Oconee District of the Sumter National Forest. The falls are named after a Cherokee girl who allegedly leaped from the top of the falls with her lover, an Oconee brave, in an attempt to hide him from the rest of her tribe, which was at war with the Oconee. Isaqueena allegedly then hid him in the recessed area just below the top of the falls. It is very close to Stumphouse Tunnel, another notable local landmark. Today a small park provides access to both places.
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  • August 27, 2017
    This is a nice easy walk to the beautiful waterfall. Unfortunately, South Carolina did not have much rain before I went, so the waterfall was flowing but not as much as I would have liked. I saw peopl...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    Located on rt 28 just before the ranger's station to the Sumter National Forest. Walked to the falls with my cane and the most interesting part was the folklore described on the park signs. Clearly th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Just a 100 yard trail to a viewing area that's about eye level with the top of the falls. You can see where others have ventured further below, but a local volunteer told me there's really nothing bet...  more »

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