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Table Rock Trail

Pickens, SC

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Table Rock Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Jones Gap Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail was wonderful! I went mid-summer on a weekday with 4 others and we easily made it out and back in 5 hours (including an hour long play session at the base of Rainbow Falls). The views were gorgeous and there were wild ripe blackberries growing on the sides of the trail. We spotted several Red Spotted Purples and many cardinals and spiders. The whole day was wonderful but Rainbow Falls was what made it worth it. The water was cool and refreshing after the 1500 foot climb from the trail head and we discovered why this place got its name! If you climb up behind the falls in the afternoon the sun shines in just the right place to make huge, vibrant rainbows! Definitely worth the climb!

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Anne Springs Close Greenway
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful area. I was expecting a 14 mile loop though and that wasn't really the case. A bunch of different trail options though and many of them connect so if you REALLY tried, you could end up putting in some miles. My favorite part is the bridge on the Blue Trail. It was the trampoline of bridges. Don't miss it. Dog friendly area but must remain leashed at all times. Way too many people out and about to do otherwise.

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Raven Rock Loop
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail!! Has everything you could want- beautiful streams, small waterfalls, gorgeous lush greenery, mountain and lake views. Not too hard but a nice workout- great swimming opportunity at campsites. Well maintained and clean trail-

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Musgrove Mill Horseshoe Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Well marked and well maintained. Very easy hike.

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Pinnacle Mountain Trail
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26 Completed 23 Reviews

I like the pinnacle trail over table rock trail because it's less rooty and rocky. There is a water source along the way on the trail which I drank from and got wet in. I did the loop of pinnacle-mills creek-ridge-table rock. The bald had a good view of the mountains and clouds. I laid on the bald for awhile a sunned myself. The summit had some flowers along the way. From the summit you can go on the ridge trail which connects back to table rock or mills creek. There is a good map of the trail by the lake in the parking lot. I like getting wet in the waterfall that begins and ends the trail. I went about 9 miles on this strenuous hike. The last 2 miles I was tired of hiking. Next time I will walk the ridge trail and go back down pinnacle instead of table rock.

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Savannah River Bluffs
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Due to intense storms the past few nights there are numerous trees down across the trail, often with the trail markers on them. Bring a stick, lots of webs across the trail, big enough I think humans are the prey!

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Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

A decent but sometimes confusing hike that is marred with endless graffiti, broken glass and illegal camping sites. This reserve is abused by the locals and that is a shame. In fact, when I was leaving 8 rather mischievous locals were rolling in 2 coolers of beer.

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Savannah River Bluffs
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Fast and fun little hike. Not a popular trail but one we really enjoyed. saw 3 deer, beaver dens and so much more. The river view is a nice surprise when you hit it halfway through the trail. Take your time and enjoy this 1.5 miles.

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Croft State Park Trails
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26 Completed 23 Reviews

Croft State park trail is a good trail in the foothills near Spartanburg. Hikers, bikers, and horses can be there with some restrictions. They have horse shows every third Saturday and there are facilities for horses. There are streams to get wet in and interesting landscapes. The trail tends to wide and may be better for bikers. It goes between two lakes with muddy bottoms that are not good for swimming. I saw a couple of canoers there. The lake is a nice scenic view. I saw no one on this moderately strenuous trail. The trail is well marked in several places. I got off on an unmarked trail by accident but managed to get back on the main trail and go in the right direction by looking at the trail map and taking note of the radio tower. There are a lot of cobwebs on the trail and I maneuvered carefully around a black snake. There is a restroom with flushing towels and a shower. I used regular shoes to hike it, but hiking shoes are recommended.

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Chatooga River Trail
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26 Completed 23 Reviews

I began the trail at Highway 76 at the South Carolina border. The landscape has a lot of interesting changes and the hike is moderately strenuous. There are rivers and streams to cool off in and get water from. There are some fallen trees but they are easy to get around. The trees are really big and beautiful. It was hot so bringing water is recommended if you don't want to risk drinking from the streams and river. I only saw 4 people on the trail at the beginning. At the start of the trail, there are places to swim. There were a lot of people at those areas. No inner tubes allowed.

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