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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  • 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 »
  • This is a beautiful water falls and hiking trail. Area is full of natural and historic sites. Look for the indian meeting circles near the falls.  more »

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