Reedy River Falls

Height: 20 feet
Trail Type: Asphalt
Hike Distance: As much as you want
Difficulty: 2
Beauty: 7

Overview:

Ever wondered what a waterfall in the middle of a large city looks like? This waterfall (which doesn’t have an official name as far as I can tell) is located in the heart of downtown Greenville. The city has done a marvelous job building around the falls and creating a really cool area. On a warm day, you’ll see people doing all kinds of things in the grassy areas along the creek. Several shops and restaurants line the streets above the falls. Even more, on most days, the creek is shallow enough for you to walk out in above and below the falls, though since it’s full of city runoff, I don’t know if it’s a wise choice.

The city also constructed a nice, curved suspension bridge above the falls to give you an overhead view of the falls, which bend around a huge bump in the creek bed. The left side of the falls is more narrow, but has a steeper drop. The right side of the falls is much wider and slides down a long slope to the base.

Directions:

The falls are located in Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown Greenville. There is parking all around, but for access to most of the shops and restaurants, try to find a place along Main or Augusta Streets.