Issaqueena Falls, Walhalla

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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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  • This was a great place to visit that we stumbled upon, we had a great time and got some great photos of the area.  more »
  • This was our first stop on our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Short walk in and nice falls. Also a tunnel right down the road. Lots of History with signage to read. Glad we took the detour.  more »
  • This "hike" is just a few yards from the parking area to the viewing platform. But it's a good view. The challenge that is well worth the effort is to go down the very steep path to the bottom of the ...  more »
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  • Favorite waterfall in the world. Literally just want to live here. This is my happy place.
  • Everything is well maintained, both the falls and Stumphouse tunnel make for a great afternoon
  • Fun falls! Pretty
  • Beautiful waterfall. Nice hike down, nothing too strenuous. There is a swimming hole a bit further down as well. There are picnic tables with overhang at the entrance. Parking lot is gravel/ packed dirt.
  • Great park but the trails could use some help
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