Oconee Bells Nature Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Oconee Bells Nature Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salem, SC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

1.0 miles 197 feet Loop

kid friendly






nature trips





wild flowers


Relaxing_peaceful hike thru a beautiful forest; Oconee Bell viewing in spring This is a great trail for families and those who wish to see the 'rare' Oconee Bell. They have guided hikes around April to catch them in bloom. Otherwise great trail through hardwoods and by a lake to keep your attention/interest.

2 months ago

Nice easy trial. A little over grown in areas for our small kids. Over all very nice and Joccasse is always beautiful.

7 months ago

Easy, peaceful hike. Just posted a couple of pictures of the oconee bells as that is why I went. Of course they only bloom for a very short time in late March. Other than that, (for March) there's not alot in bloom, and the trail is somewhat uneventful. However, the Park does a great job with marking the types of trees, and there is a beautiful cascading creek, and a couple of historical markers / pond along the way. I'd hike again in the fall.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful easy trail. We saw a lot of the unique Oconee Bell blooming along the creek. The trail has trees identification labels also.

8 months ago

This trail is absolutely wonderful if you specifically want to see the Oconee Bells in bloom. The small creek and waterfalls are tranquil as well. This is a nature trail (not a hike) and has explanatory placards regarding the vegetation. I enjoyed it very much!

2 years ago

Oconee bells blooming. Very nice.

3 years ago

I liked swimming in the clear lake surrounded by the mountains. The fish would come up and bite me though and the blowflies bit me out of the water too. You can swim at your own risk there without any restrictions. There are just two short trails there.

4 years ago

Great for little ones, not a hard hike. We went as a large family, little ones to grandparents! Beautiful Oconee Bells and a fabulous view of majestic Jocasee.

5 years ago

Devils fork state park can be a bit too domestic for those looking for a challenging hike or an escape from civilization. On the other hand the park is great for bringing along the kids and relaxing on the lakes shore. The facilities are top notch and very clean. All in all this is a great park and more adventurous trails are nearby.