Sid’s Falls – Long Creek, South Carolina
South Carolina | SC Picture Project | Oconee County Photos | Sid’s Falls
Oconee County is home to some of South Carolina’s most spectacular waterfalls, including Sid’s Falls – also called Sid Falls – seen here. The cascade is named for local teacher Sid Ballenger, who compiled the first book on waterfalls in Oconee County. Located in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest, the waterfall can be found on Shoulder Bone Branch, which feeds Opossum Creek, eventually spilling into the Chattooga River.
The 50-foot falls are accessible to those willing to work for a view of the mountainous cataract. A navigable forest service road marked by a red gate takes trekkers to a rough trail, often hidden with thick brush but marked with orange tape. The forest service road goes for about a mile and a quarter, and the dense, wooded trail follows for another quarter of a mile. The steep climb up the falls at the end of the hike rewards visitors with the roaring rush of Sid’s Falls; however, be warned that places to stand near the falls are scarce, wet, and slippery. The total hike from the red gate at the forest service road entrance to the falls and back is about three miles.
Sid’s Falls Info
Address: Forest Service Road 2616, Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34.756020,-83.307827
Sid’s Falls Map
Sid’s Falls Add Info and More Photos
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 Sid’s 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!
Sid’s Falls - Related Entries
You may not use them in any form without written consent.