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Riley Moore Falls – Westminster, South Carolina


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Riley Moore Falls, while not especially tall, is nonetheless magnificent. It spans the entire width of the Chauga River – a full 100 feet! At its base is a large plunge pool, complete with a sandy beach much beloved by local otters, who find it a perfect place to play.

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To visit the falls, just follow the moderate one-mile hiking trail through Sumter National Forest. The falls were once the home of an old SC grist mill, but the only remnants are anchor bolts at the top. Be careful if you decide to take a closer look at the bolts – the falls are classified as a Class VI rapid! When the water is high, some kayakers will actually paddle over the falls.

There are primitive camping sites along the hiking trail if you are interested in an overnight stay. If camping isn’t your cup of tea, the town of Westminister in Oconee County is situated nearby and offers several accommodations.

We are grateful to Carolyn Smith of Westminster for sharing this beautiful photo with us. She took it in July 2007. To see more of Carolyn’s photos, just visit Seneca Photo.

Click for directions and trail information.

See a video of Riley Moore Falls.

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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Riley Moore Falls, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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