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One of the Upstate’s Hidden Gems: Miuka Falls

For this piece, I wanted to spotlight one of my favorite waterfalls: Miuka Falls (sometimes referred to as Cheohee Falls). This waterfall technically is a giant cascade, but it’s a beauty nonetheless. And it’s one that doesn’t get a lot of press. Hiking the relatively easy 1.5 mile Winding Stairs Trail (2 miles r/t) will most likely be a solitary hike, and one that provides many interesting features along the way.



Hiking and outdoors-related activities gain participants each year. According to CNBC, an estimated 142 million Americans take to the great outdoors annually. Outdoors gear retailers such as REI have posted steady financial gains over the past several years as more and more people become involved in hiking, climbing, camping, etc.