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Issaqueena Falls, Walhalla

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#30 of 47 in Nature in South Carolina
Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Good half day trip combined with Stump House Tunnel. Distance and directions are misleading coming from Walhalla  more »
  • If you are not up for the steep hike down to the falls, there are viewing platforms that are easy to access. The falls are beautiful and worth the trip. Plus, Stumphouse Tunnel is just a quick and eas...  more »

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