Upper Rocky Ridge Trail Via Whitestone Springs Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Foster Mill, South Carolina that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Upper portion of Rocky Ridge Trail, the trail has a great variety of trees, is moderate due to a few steep grades, they are short and the rest of the trail is easy. White Springs Trail head is on the trail, this .4 mi out and back trail leads to an old building foundation next to the spring. The entire Rocky Ridge Trail (Lower and Upper) start, touches, and ends on Foster Mills Loop, when Foster Mills Loop is included in the hike, the trail which has 2 small loops which can hiked individually, or both loops. When starting the hike from the horse stables, taking the southern trailhead of Foster Mills Loop and back the same way the hike is about 7 mi., this includes White SpringsTrail.
Great trail, good trail to find some running cedar which is used as Christmas decorations, there are a couple of creek crossings on fallen trees, test your balance. There is a lower Rocky Ridge trail, unfortunately it is currently closed due some repair work needed on a bridge.