Dillon's Birthday Adventure to
Yucca Falls and Rachael Creek Falls
Just outside of Table Rock State Park
Pickens County, SC
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Group photo behind Upper Yucca Falls
L to R: Dillon, Scott (aka the Professor), Johnny, Me
Scott (aka the Professor), Johnny, Dillon, Blizzy, and I got together to Celebrate Dillon's 26th trip around the sun with a little waterfall adventure to Yucca Falls and Rachel Creek Falls.
Here is the GPS track from our adventure.
This route starts from Hwy 11 and stays entirely on public (SCDNR) lands. An alternate longer route is to start from Table Rock State Park and take the Palmetto Trail west to end up at the same spot. If you try to follow Rachael Creek upstream from Hwy11, you will be trespassing!
The waterfalls are located entirely off trail. Once you leave the Palmetto Trail, the hike becomes a bushwhack, scramble, butt slide, creek walk, rhododendron crawl, etc! Do not attempt this hike if you are not experience in off trail exploring! I would also recommend sticking to Sundays, especially during deer season, as this is an active hunting area!
Here are some of the photos from our adventure!
Upper Yucca Falls
Blizzy at Upper Yucca Falls
Dillon and Blizzy at Yucca Falls
The Professor climbing down Rachael Creek Falls
Dillon and Blizzy on a log!
They both have much better balance than me!
Upper Rachael Creek Falls
Blizzy at Upper Rachael Creek Falls
The Professor at Upper Rachael Creek Falls
Group Selfie at Upper Rachael Creek Falls
We had a little bit of rain starting out, and then a period of full sun as we were trying to photograph Rachael Creek Falls! Other than that, we had perfect weather for this type of adventure!
It was a great day to be outdoors and to celebrate Dillon's 26th Birthday doing what we all love to do!
My complete set of photos is posted here: