South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area
Map of Property
Directions to Property
Currently, the best access for hiking and sightseeing is via the City of Walhalla Park at Stumphouse Mountain. From Walhalla, SC, follow SC 28 north (toward Mountain Rest and NC) for 4.5 miles and then go right into the Stumphouse Tunnel Park on Stumphouse Tunnel Road (paved). Follow winding Stumphouse Tunnel Road for 0.39 miles down to a gravel road on your right. Take that gravel road which leads to parking and Issaqueena Falls and park. Follow the trail toward the waterfall and look for a sign "BRRR" and yellow blazes on your left. Follow that yellow blazed trail, signed and marked by the Boyscouts of America, into the Heritage Preserve. The blazed trail continues the entire width of the preserve and goes past the Middle Tunnel to the Saddle Tunnel. Note that if you access the preserve from the Stumphouse Tunnel Park the hours of operation are posted on the gate. Hours of Operation
To access the Stumphouse WMA, which includes the entirety of Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve (442 acres) and most of the City of Walhalla property on Stumphouse Mountain (about 440 acres), continue north on SC28 past the Stumphouse Tunnel Road, go past the US Forest Service office and take the next right which is Tunnel Town Road. From Tunnel Town Road go right onto county road Ross Mountain Road. From there look for signs indicating Stumphouse Youth WMA. The gravel access road for the preserve is on the right; it goes about 0.1 mile to a small gravel parking area.