Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails

Table Rock Trail

Pickens, SC

Hiking
+

More Activities

Walking
Trail Running

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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

Picture?width=50&height=50

Pinnacle Mountain Trail
by

2 Completed 2 Reviews

The view from the top is beautiful. This is worth the hike at least once. Has a few cascades that a pretty cool. I thought the hike itself wasn't too strenuous. You follow the river for a while then you head straight into the pretty much secluded forest (besides a few other hikers). I went on a Sunday and only saw about 15-20 total people on this one. Most go to Table Rock. If you want to be secluded and "be one with nature" as some would say, this is a perfect one for you. You do have to cross the river a few times but there are some rock you can hop to and from. No use going past Bald Knob though. Can't see past there.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Winding Stairs Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

We hiked this with our 3 year old and 9 month old (carried him on my back). We only made it 2.5 miles and turned around because the sun was going down and it was getting cold quick! But all in all it was a great trail! My kids loved it!

Picture?width=50&height=50

Cedar Falls Park Trail
by

7 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice trail, although we ran into a fallen tree. The dirt portion of the path is very slick this time of year, especially after the rain.

Person_placeholder

Table Rock Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent hike and view for the area. This was my first time hiking and I loved it. The trail is fairly rigorous and pretty steep in a some areas. I didn't get to the trail until 2pm in January (it gets dark at 5:45). I had read previously reviews online to find out the average hike time and was concerned to see that most people took 5 to 6 hours up and down. I didn't have that time so myself and another random hiker I met, booked it up to the top. It was a blast, super tiring, but such a great time. We got up to the top and back down the trail in a little under 3 hours including a 30 minutes of rest time. For those looking for a shorter, challenging, and beautiful hike, Table Rock is great. The view is quite rewarding.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Bill Kimball - Coldspring Branch Loop
by

3 Completed 1 Reviews

I took the look From Coldsprings Branch to Bill Kimball Trail loop. It was at likes like a obstacle course and the second half of Coldsprings Branch you cross the creek several times so I would recommend waterproof boots and above the ankle boots. Lots of routs, logs, and steep sections the squiggle down on Bill Kimball I slipped a few times for it is January and the dry leaves ares slippery. At one point I could hear the ice cracking from the mountain top and had to cross over ice. I shared that photo because it is hard to believe for some given the locations. I when off trail many times to get to views of water falls/cascades and it was worth it.

Icon_799a5a2144c9539d427d8ec747726671

Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls
by

5 Completed 5 Reviews

Came here on a warm and sunny January day. The trail to the falls was busy and quite easy to reach. A brief 3/4 mile hike on a mostly horizontal, well-kept trail leads to the impressive waterfall. In the middle of winter it was very pretty, so I can only imagine the beauty of the trail in the summer and fall. However, the trail to the Oconee Station was confusing and frustrating. I wanted to see the 18th century fort buildings, but there were no markers to point me in their direction, and at least 3 or 4 side trails that were also unmarked. With limited time before sunset, I had to leave before seeing this attraction. The trail was pleasant but not particularly scenic (though any trail is better than no trail, so I'm not complaining).

I want to come back here soon and tackle the rest of these maddeningly vague trails!

Person_placeholder

Sandhills Hiking Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good trail for an easy walk. Enjoy the afternoon bright sunny day. Around the lake at the main entrance area lot of dogs in a lot of poop. Not bad though. We will come back to this place again next time for a run probably.

Icon_b60a0ea2ab4e1b3075aef2648c0409ed

Caesar's Head Hike
by

30 Completed 25 Reviews

I did the mountain bridge passage trail in the Caesar's head area. There is a sign for a trail building company off of highway 11 that I made a right turn at and parked at. The Jones Gap rangers said not to park there because shady people hanged out there, but it was deserted. It was near a deserted defunct cabin camp. I walked up the trail and then it turned into a logging road, which I don't consider a real trail. There was a nice look at autumn leaves and mountains at the time. I got north enough to hook up with the logging road between Caesar's Head and Jones Gap. I came back to secluded parking place and found my car unmolested and no one there. So I guess it's the luck of the draw.

Person_placeholder

Musgrove Mill Horseshoe Falls Trail
by

7 Completed 4 Reviews

Very simple hike with historical markers along the way, explaining the battle that took place here. Horseshoe Falls is small, but scenic.

Person_placeholder

Rainbow Falls
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the prettiest waterfalls in the Carolinas

Support