This moderately difficult walk follows the incomplete nineteen-century rail bed of the
Blue Ridge Railroad where you can see three abandoned tunnels: Stumphouse Tunnel or
Middle Tunnel and Saddleback Tunnel. One can expect to encounter a lush deciduous forest of
oak, maple and pignut hickory as well as wild blackberries and blueberries (when they’re in
Length: 2.5 miles one way, 5 miles out and
Directions: To the northern trailhead: From Walhalla, follow SC 28 north for just over
five miles. On the right, immediately beyond Yellow Branch Picnic Area, look for
Stumphouse Tunnel Park. Turn into the park and continue a half-mile to another right
turn for the Isaqueena Falls parking area.
There will be no carpool available for this hike.
SC Hwy 28
Walhalla, SC 29691
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