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Station Cove Falls To Tamassee Knob leisurely

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Walhalla, SC   Hike: Station Cove Falls To Tamassee Knob leisurely  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 11 2020  10:00 am >> Sat, Apr 11 2020 4:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 2 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 10 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


This is actually Station Cove Falls to Tamassee Knob & then Hidden Falls. This is on the low end of a D5 and a good one for those wanting to transition from D4 to D5. Starting at the Station Cove Falls parking lot, a connector trail takes us to the falls, which has  a beautiful 60' cascade. Heading out on the Palmetto trail there's a steady moderate climb to the Tamassee Knob Trail. This trail rolls along some gaps & peaks. At the top of Tamassee Knob you are rewarded with a rock ledge with an expansive view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Returning back to the start of the spur trail we pick up the Foothills trail to the Hidden Falls spur trail.  At the end is the 50' secluded Hidden Falls. After the climb back up from the falls, it's mostly downhill (or flat) back to the cars.

We will stop at the Spotted Pig on the way home for dinner. If you do not wish to stop, please make sure you to drive yourself or with someone else returning directly to Atlanta.

You MUST have recent D4 history with AOC to be placed on this event.  

Depart carpool 8AM

Trailhead departure 10AM

Return to trailhead 4:15PM

Back to carpool (just depends if you are having dinner)

Thanks to Beth H. for the event writeup.


Required Items to Bring:



Sturdy hiking boots


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles

Waterproof boots

Extra layers

Change of clothes



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Indian Trail Drive North on I-85 for 78 miles into SC

Take Exit 1 - SC 11

Turn Left onto SC 11

Drive 26 miles

Turn Left onto Oconee Station Rd.

Drive .3 miles past the entrance for Oconee Station Historic Site

You will see a small parking lot for Station Cove Falls on your left by the sign.

No fee for parking here.  No restroom at trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):204Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $81.60 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Registration for this event opens at 4/2/2020 8:00:00 PM