Sumter National Forest
Big Bend Falls gets its name from the hairpin turn in the Chattooga River just above the falls. You'll find a 30 foot drop which includes a 15 foot block waterfall, the highest single drop on this Wild and Scenic River. Below the falls are small sandy beaches and large boulders to relax and picnic. The hike takes you through a forest of mountain laurel, white pines and hemlocks. Expect a two hour hike (one way) along this 3.4 mile trail.