Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, Walhalla

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Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel in Oconee County, South Carolina is an incomplete railroad tunnel for the Blue Ridge Railroad of South Carolina in Sumter National Forest. The tunnel, along with nearby Issaqueena Falls, are now a Walhalla city park.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • Easy drive to the parking lot...easy to miss the sign for the turnoff...so be vigilant. Parking is very close and the walk up a small incline is moderate. A sign at the entrance has two...  more »
  • A neat piece of history (civil war) and a 1600 ft tunnel built for their train. The Irish built it but came up 4000 ft short of completion. Lots of water in the tunnel so could only walked in 200...  more »
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  • This was interesting. There was not alot to see but still worth a look. The tunnel was pretty wet and scary. We did not walk to far into it. But the story behind it was interesting too. I will post pictures for pretty much the whole view.
  • The kids loved the tunnel (actually I did, too). It was nice and cool on a hot September day. We went on Labor Day, and there were lots of people in and out, but it was not too terribly crowded. The brand new enclosed restrooms are primitive, but a considerable improvement over the previous port-a-johns. There were great opportunities for family pictures, and hiking trails that were a challenge for an adult, but still navigable by small children. Our kids are 2, 4, 7, and 8, and all of us enjoyed the whole experience. Well maintained by the city of Walhalla.
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