About the Oconee Passage




Moderate, if hiking; Difficult, if mountain biking




Oconee Passage begins in Oconee State Park and ends at Oconee Station State Historical Site, a backcountry military garrison and trading post from the 1790s. From the park, the passage follows a scenic roadbed that pinches into a path along the mountain ridgeline. From the ridgeline into Station Cove, the passage drops about 1,000 feet for a challenging, one-way descent. Turn right where Oconee Passage intersects with Station Cove Falls Trail, and walk the quarter-mile spur to the popular Station Cove Falls. One of the prettiest in the county, the waterfall is a majestic 60-foot, tiered cascade. An amazing array of wildflowers can be found year round in Station Cove’s botanical area.

Yellow blazes
No bicycles on the spur trail to Station Cove Falls

Entrance fees at Oconee State Park (up to $5 per person depending on age).

Free admission to Oconee Station State Historic Site.

Interactive Maps Without Wifi

We have partnered with Avenza Maps in order to offer interactive maps that don't require an internet connection. Using the Avenza App, you can download maps onto your mobile device before you hit the trail, so that you locate yourself and be aware of where you are, even in the remotest of places. Offline location helps you stay on track, on the trail, and out of potential danger.

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To Oconee State Park:  From Walhalla, drive west on SC 48 for 8.4 miles. Bear right (north) onto SC 107 and continue another 2.5 miles to the park entrance on the right. After the fee station, turn right and follow signs to the old archery range where the trailhead is located.


Lodging and camping are available at Oconee State Park.

Oconee Passage Share Owners

Dallas Agnew
David Agnew
Lela Agnew
Paul Agnew
Robyn Agnew
Calvin Anderson
Connor Anderson
Matthew Anderson
Patrick Anderson
Christopher Angel
Mr. & Mrs. Hayes Samuel Brown
John & Diana Burnette
Dylan Creech & Lauren Olijar
Amy Curran
G. Walker Daves
Ramey Dickerson
Holly Douglas 2018 Real Estate Clients
Emily Garriott
Marjory Hamlin
Lee Knight
George Lawson
Cager Littlefield
Bob and Carol Mitchell
Hope Mizzell
Bruce Alan Nessler, Jr.
Brandon Lee Nessler
Greg Ohlsen
Mike Peebles
Douglas Alan Sain
Janet Smalley
Joseph & Maylean Wright
Natasha Zoghby
South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution