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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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Table Rock Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike, go early and avoid the crowds!

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Lower Whitewater Falls and Coon Branch Natural Area
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22 Completed 24 Reviews

Hiked this trail with a friend during fall peak week here. Beautiful colors all along the trail and great view from the overlook toward the falls which was about a quarter mile away. Trail was almost deserted as we passed only a few more hikers on the way in. This trail is moderate and is kept in it's natural condition which gives you a better presentation than a "maintained" trail. once we left the overlook we hiked back down a dirt and gravel road and did some off the trail hiking down to the falls. It was magnificent. Plan to go back when the leaves are gone for a better long distance view of the falls and Lake Jocassee.

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Palmetto Trail - Awendaw Passage
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked the whole 7.1 mile passage from Swamp Fox trailhead on Hwy. 17 to the eastern terminus at Buck Hall Recreation Area with my 9 year old. Took us about 4 hours. Nice easy trail with cool changes and some neat surprises along the way. There is a nice spot to sit and have a snack just a little ways past the canoe launch, complete with sturdy bench and view of the salt marsh. Do NOT forget bug spray!!! There are a few spots where you really have to watch for the blazes or you'll miss them if you're heading this direction. Definitely a great Saturday hike.

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Waldrop Stone Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Simple short hike. Upset they cut the tree's down near the entrance. Great waterfall and a nice place to bring your dog.

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Table Rock Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Pretty intense hike up, but totally worth it for the amazing view from the top.

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Battlefield Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

From an historical standpoint, this trail is as cool as it's going to get! I remember back in elementary school and middle school coming here on field trips and loving it! Now I'm 20 and I came back with my girlfriend and still so cool! So if you're history nerd, you will absolutely love this! Very simple hike with very minor hills. But pay attention to the historical landmarks!

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Weston Lake Loop Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Hooked up to this trail while doing the Oak Ridge Trail in the Congaree National Park, SC. Completely flat hike within the shade of the woods. No luck with spotting any big wildlife, did hear the "hooting" of owls.

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Oakridge Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

7.5 mile walk through the forest with almost full shade throughout hike. Completely flat. On our hike, we saw some squirrels, and an owl. Did not see any large wildlife (deer, etc.) Off the trail is swampy with cypress trees.

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Chattooga Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This was a fairly strenuous trail for the group we were traveling with due to the steep inclines and declines throughout it. We spent about 3.5-4 hours on the trail prior to kayaking Lake Tugaloo and had a very good experience. It was a lot of fun running next to some gorges and looking down and across the area. Overall the trail was a great experience and I wish we had taken more pictures and had more time to spend on it. Prior to accessing the main area of the trail, we went down to the waterfront near the Bull Sluice rapid which is a pretty neat experience in itself.

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Big Bend Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Our group came across Big Bend Trail by a bit of luck. We had just returned from a morning on Winding Stairs Trail and were eating lunch by the north entrance near Cherry Hill Campground. One of our members noticed another trailhead sign across the road and we decided to spend the afternoon on the trail since we enjoyed our first hike so much.

We were slightly let down at the start as there wasn't much scenery during the hike. We had about 2 hours before we had to be back at our lodge site for dinner and we were determined to find out what was at the end of trail. We could see on google maps that it came to a point along the Chattooga River, so we powered through the trail. A couple of neat wooden bridges along the walk, but otherwise it was a fairly average trail. Not a lot of sun came through the trees which gave it a dingy feel.

We were stoked when we realized we were close to the end and nearly ran to find out what lie ahead of us. The area that it opens up to was such a great reward that it made the average scenery during the hike completely worth it. There were plenty of rocks to traipse on and a great photo spot. We spent about 20 minutes hanging around there before rushing back. We wished we could have spent more time there, it was very secluded and peaceful that it would have been awesome to hang out there longer. Seemed like an awesome fishing spot as well. Overall it was well worth the trip and we were so glad to have stumbled upon this trail.

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