Sometimes we find things on our road trips that are cool but ordinary. Then there are other times when we discover something quite out of the regular road trip adventure. Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaqueena Falls is one of those really cool places off the beaten path that deserve a stop. The Stumphouse Tunnel was dug using hand tools prior to the Civil War but never completed and now sits ready for visitors to explore.
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*There is a $5.00 charge per vehicle to enter the Stumphouse Park area but there is no fee to explore the tunnel.
To access the tunnel, you park and walk around the gate. It is a simple hike up the hill to the entrance of the tunnel.
Take a Flashlight
The tunnel is dark and goes straight back into the mountain, so take a flashlight and enjoy the walk. The path is about 1/4 mile straight to the back.
The tunnel maintains a constant temperature of 50 degrees year-round so no matter how hot it is outside, it’s comfortable inside.
When you’re done exploring the tunnel, make sure you take your picture and share it on social media using the hashtag #DestinationOconee.
Explore Isoqueena Falls
There’s a nice little waterfall hike that is accessible from the bottom of the parking lot. It’s an easy 5-minute walk to a viewing platform that looks out over the top of Issaqueena Falls. In the summer months, it’s not easy to see the falls because of the leaves but the hike down to the overlook is beautiful.
Find Stumphouse Park & Isoqueena Falls
Stumphouse Tunnel Rd
Walhalla, SC 29691