Table Rock Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Greenville: Drive north on US 276 north until it joins SC 11. Stay on SC 11 when it branches from US 276 and continue for approximately 7 miles to the West Gate of Table Rock State Park on the right. Enter the park and follow the signs to the Nature Center. After a short hike on the Carrick Creek Trail, bear to the right onto the Table Rock NRT.
Beautiful views, went in mid February, perfect weather. If in decent shape it takes about an hour and a half to hike one way. Small waterfalls at the beginning of the trail. Well maintained, beautiful state park.
it's a tough climb. steps can get to 1'-1.5' a part going up. make sure you time it right. we got up to the summit at sundown then had to hike it back down at night haha.
hard hike going up but worth it. beautiful
Great views! A little more than 2 hours up and an hour and a half down! Hard but do-able!
Great trail, steep climb but worth it for the views.
regardless of whether this trail is considered hard or not, it is a truly enjoyable hike. There is much to see on this trail with a number of view and overlook points. worthy or note would be that many of the branching trails like the Ridge and pinnacle mountain trail were closed due to the fires in the fall. if you are planning to make this hike extend a little longer via the Ridge and pinnacle trail, you may have to wait until the park deems those paths safe again.
Bring at 2-4 liters of water for this one too! I went on this hike in January 2017 while testing out some new gear.
Great hike, good distance for a fulfilling day hike. It took 4 of us almost 2.5 hours to get to the top, and less than 2 hours to get down. We enjoyed lunch with a beautiful view at the top. Bring lots of water - this trail has a fairly steep incline almost the entire hike with a few level spots as you get closer to the top. We passed a hiker on the way out who was being treated by the rangers for dehydration. Our group was each fine with our own camelback on the trail in January in 69 degree weather. Please make sure you bring enough water for your canine friends too - so many thirsty pups on the trail! This trail is clearly marked, heavily trafficked (was also the only trail open in the park when we went due to the wildfires) and has lots of stairs.
it was not very very hard hiking as mentioned. but if u r out of shape or first tom hiker, it will be very difficult.we went in Jan 2017. bring lots of water or else you will be dehydrated. it will be 1.5 miles to the shelter and another 2 miles to the summit and overlook. it was a splendid view from governers rock and a mile from there you can reach summit. And overlook will be half a mile from there.. it will be a splendid view from the overlook point.
great 10km round trip to the lookout... steep climb
One of my most favorite destinations!! Tough hike but so worth it. Brings lots of water and a good snack! We brought our eno hammocks.. ate lunch and even took a nap up top!
heavy traffic beautiful view from bald knob, before the fire