Accessibility – Easy+
Height: Approx 75′ (left falls) 100′ (right falls)
Distance – 1.0 miles (out and back)
Beauty – 10
Photo rating – 9
Solitude – 7
GPS Info: LAT 35.4666 LONG -83.4352
Last Updated: 05-15-2016
Twin Falls, the one in South Carolina, not to be confused with the one in Pisgah Forest on Henry Branch, has two distinct drops. The left side is a single 75 foot drop while the right side is a longer series of smaller drops as the creek passes through the woods. The setting is amazing and there are ample spots where you can get out on the bedrock and explore the left branch of the falls up close.
To reach Twin Falls from Brevard, take US64 West toward Lake Toxaway. NC178 will be on the left about 7.5 miles after you turn onto US64 from Caldwell St. in Brevard. NC178 will change directions in Rosman but follow the signs and you’ll have no problems. After departing Rosman, you will pass the turn for Eastatoe Falls before the road starts to wind through the mountains. NC178 is going to take you into South Carolina. From the welcome to SC sign, it is 7.1 miles until you’ll reach SC-100 (Cleo Chapman Road), where you turn right. This right turn is almost 180 degrees and the easiest way to locate the turn is to look for Bob’s Place Tavern on the right. It’s a biker bar with a prominently displayed Pabst Blue Ribbon sign. Once on SC100, follow it until it ends at SC92 and make a right. After 0.9 of a mile make a right onto Water Falls Road which briefly becomes Holcomb Hollow. Follow this to the gravel parking area. You will likely feel as if you’re pulling into someones driveway, at least this is how I felt.
The trail is at the back end of the parking area past the gate. The hike is at most 10-15 minutes along a relatively flat trail. Along the way you will pass a water wheel on the left side of the trail. The trail will eventually lead to an observation deck. You can take some shots from here or you can find a spot to get down to the rock. I went over the railing at the far end of the observation deck while my wife and little one made the descent before they got to the deck. From here you can make your way to the base of the left hand drop. You can do a lot of exploring and there are numerous places you can set up to take a picture. Unfortunately we arrived late in the day so we didn’t have a lot of time before sunset to explore.
There is a trail up the left side of the falls that I watched several people descend but I didn’t check it out for myself so I can’t tell you anything about it other than what I was told, which is: the trail is steep. Twin Falls is on the list for 2016 for further exploration.