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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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River Trail
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13 Completed 0 Reviews

Excellent back country stroll through the Congaree Swamp and along the Congaree River. After about a 5.5 mile hike from the visitors center, you can enjoy a relaxing break on a expansive sand bar at the river.

The trail was devastated by flooding last year, but park rangers, contractors and volunteers have cleared and remarked the trail.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the trail; wild hogs have churned up swaths of soil along the trail. Snakes are to be expected and a ranger relayed to me sitings of alligator along the banks of the river.

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Peachtree Rock
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13 Completed 0 Reviews

Remarkable diversity in such a small park! Sadly, Peachtree Rock itself has been toppled by vandals, but Little Peachtree Rock still stands further into the park.

Pros - Well marked, well maintained trails, all easily accessible from the trailhead.

Cons - The trails, which criss cross the park, have the same markings. This is a popular destination and trash is usually left by the non Leave No Trace crowd. I routinely pack out the litter I run across.

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Falls Creek Falls Hike
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail packs a real punch. I am a novice hiker and really broke myself in with this one.
Ok, there is an amazing reward in the end with waterfalls to cool you off and refresh your mind.
I would do this trail again.

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Stumpy Pond (Rocky Creek Lake)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We hiked toe 2.8 mile round trip part to the south of the trailhead. The signs say 1.4 miles round trip but if you take the trail to where it ends its about twice that far.

It's a pretty hike along a slow moving creek. About half way are some Rapids where you can walk out into the running water on large rocks.

The main downside to this hike was:

1. A little muddy.

2. Spider webs all over. Apparently this trail is rarely used and we fought large spider webs the whole way. Find a long stick and wave it around in front of you as you go!

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail
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20 Completed 22 Reviews

Great trail for most that is rated easy to moderate. Went during the midweek and saw about 10 other hikers. Beautiful weather on the day of my hike with temps in the high 60's and mostly sunny. At the end of the trail is a platform which overlooks the waterfall is about a mile away. Trail is approx 4.5 miles in and out.

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Falls Creek Falls Hike
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27 Completed 24 Reviews

This is a strenuous trail from the get go. It is located on falls creek road right before you get to jones gap park. I think you turn right on dunwoody. There are some level places to get some relief. The falls are great and there is a nice waist deep swimming hole just above it. The hospital rock trail is closed; no reason was given. The acorns are falling now, so going downhill you have to careful not to slip. There were no great views as of yet because of tree cover. The falls and swimming hole are not far away. I only saw one person on the trail.

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Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Great easy hike- perfect for all levels. Can in the hike to Oconee State Park or hook up with FT as well as Tamassee Knob for a 10 mile round trip. Falls are beautiful!

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Tamassee Knob trail-Oconee State Park
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

I got to this trail after coming up from Station Cove Falls. The trail was overgrown quite a bit especially the second half as well as just covered up- does not appear to get much use. May try it again in winter when some of cover is down but not my favorite hike in the area.

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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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4 Completed 4 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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