Reedy Cove Falls (Twin Falls)

Jocassee Gorges Management Area / Pickens County, South Carolina, USA

Rating: 2.5     Difficulty: 1.5
Reedy Cove Falls or T win Falls or Eastatoe Falls or Rock Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Reedy Cove Falls is a pretty twin waterfall resulting from Eastatoe Creek splitting somewhere upstream. The result is you have one branch plunging some 70ft or so with the remaining branch cascading the same height. With some more cascading sections where both creeks rejoin at the base, I'd imagine that this waterfall has about 100ft cumulative drop.

This waterfall seems to have many names for it. We've been referring to it as Reedy Cove Falls, but I've also seen it referred to as Twin Falls (self explanatory), Eastatoe Falls (as it sits in the Eastatoe Creek Gorge and is near the Eastatoe Community; pronounced "EAST-a-toh-ee"), and Rock Falls.

I understand that there was a newly-built trail that goes to the top of this waterfall, but we opted for the old method of doing the short 15-minute walk to lookout shelter with tables and benches. This path also passed by an old waterwheel with a sign next to it that said, "In Loving Memory of Buck Hinkle."

Apparently, Buck Hinkle (formally Thomas Dover Hinkle) was a resident by the Eastatoe Community Rd, which we took on the way in.

The official trail ended at the lookout, where we ended up with views of the Twin Falls as you see on this page. We didn't venture off the trail for closer views nor did we even entertain the steep and dangerous scramble to the top of the falls to bridge the two trails (besides, there's a separate car park off Cleo Chapman Rd for that other one anyways).

Aside from finding the car park (see directions below), this was a pretty straightforward waterfall to visit for us.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Just west of Reedy Cove Falls was Lake Jocassee.  This view was taken from the northwestern side of the lakeJust west of Reedy Cove Falls was Lake Jocassee. This view was taken from the northwestern side of the lake
Another look at Reedy Cove Falls or Twin FallsAnother look at Reedy Cove Falls or Twin Falls
On the way from Brevard to Reedy Cove Falls near the trailhead for Raven Cliff Falls, we made a stop at Caesar's Head for this top down view towards some mountains starting to explode with Fall ColorsOn the way from Brevard to Reedy Cove Falls near the trailhead for Raven Cliff Falls, we made a stop at Caesar's Head for this top down view towards some mountains starting to explode with Fall Colors
At the car parkAt the car park

Somebody didn't seem too pleased with this place being turned into a preserveSomebody didn't seem too pleased with this place being turned into a preserve

Waterwheel and sign dedicated to Buck HinkleWaterwheel and sign dedicated to Buck Hinkle

Further along the trailFurther along the trail

Approaching the falls viewing platform and shelterApproaching the falls viewing platform and shelter

Zoomed in view of Reedy Cove FallsZoomed in view of Reedy Cove Falls


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Right to left L-shaped sweep encompassing the stream leading up to the twin waterfalls


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We happened to drive here from Caesar's Head so we'll describe how we did this way first. Caesar's Head was 16 miles (30 minutes drive) south of Brevard, North Carolina (where we were staying).

From the Caesar's Head Visitor Center on Hwy 276 (Greenville Hwy) just under 3 miles south of the North Carolina-South Carolina border, we continued heading south on the twisty 276 as it descended towards the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy (Hwy 8/Hwy 11) in about 8 miles. Then, we turned right and headed west on Hwy 8 for about 10 miles until we reached a four-way stop intersection with flashing lights.

We then turned right onto Hwy 178 and followed it towards the Cleo Chapman Rd in a little over 3 miles. Right at the corner of Hwy 178 and Cleo Chapman Rd was what appeared to be some old houses and possibly a bar with some Confederate flags and a sign with the words "Road Kill Grill" scrawled on it (mostly visible if you're coming south on the Hwy 178 and not heading north on it as we were).

Once on Cleo Chapman Rd, we followed it for about 2 miles then turned right at a T-intersection with Eastatoe Community Rd. We then followed Eastatoe Community Rd for another mile then turned right onto Water Falls Rd. We took Water Falls Rd to its end in about a half-mile.

It took us about 40 minutes to do this drive from Caesar's Head.

Alternately, had we initially chosen to visit this waterfall first on the day of our visit (instead pursuing other waterfalls prior to this one), we could've taken a shorter route from Brevard by heading west on Hwy 64 (Rosman Hwy) then turning left onto Hwy 178. Cleo Chapman Rd and the Road Kill Grill would have been about 14.5 miles south on Hwy 178 on the right side.

Finally, for some context, Brevard, North Carolina was 35 miles (under an hour drive) south of Asheville, North Carolina, 47 miles (90 minutes drive) northwest of Greenville, South Carolina, and 126 miles (2.5 hours drive) west of Charlotte, North Carolina.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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