Don’s Falls

GPS for waterfall:  34.85197, -83.08152

Water source:  Unnamed tributary

Height:  Approximately 25 feet

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Don’s Falls is located along the Palmetto Trail, not far from Station Cove Falls. Thomas King’s Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina is the only publication I am aware of that includes this falls. It is best to catch this waterfall after periods of heavy rain. It is almost completely dry in the summer months and during times of drought.

Near the bottom of the ravine where Don’s Falls is located, there are remains of an old moonshine still.

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Parking:  Heading north on Highway 11, turn left onto Oconee Station Road.  Drive for 2.2 miles to the trailhead on the left.  GPS for parking:  34.84888, -83.0742.  This is also the trailhead for Station Cove Falls, Twin Cove FallsUpper Cove Falls, and Station Creek Falls.

Hike:  The hike is approximately .8 mile each way.  Just before the wooden turnstile at .6 mile, which takes you to Station Cove Falls, head right on the Palmetto Trail for .1 mile (34.85062, -83.08186).  In the winter, you should be able to see Don’s Falls from the trail.  In the summer, it is overgrown and can’t be seen or heard from the trail.  Leave the Palmetto Trail and head down and to the right, then around the ravine and back up to Don’s Falls.