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Table Rock Trail

Pickens, SC

Table Rock Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pickens, SC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Raven Cliff Falls Loop Tr...
16 hours ago

hiking
50 Completed12 Reviews

This is an awesome hike, and one that I would really like to do more often... preferably in the Fall or Winter. It is pretty hot and buggy in July, but enjoyable nonetheless.

As other reviewers have noted, there are some steep/ dicey sections that are not good for dogs or younger children. I believe they are entirely between the falls and the overlook on the Eastern portion of the loop. It would be longer, but I think an out and back to the falls around the Western side would be easier and avoid the trickier sections. Please correct me if you recall differently.

on Pinnacle Mountain Trail
19 hours ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

It was wonderful! Definitely want to do this again in the Fall!

on Rainbow Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

great hike with beautiful waterfall

on Big Bend Falls Trail
1 day ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Trail is not well marked. We didn't find the falls but we did find a super cool campsite on the other side of the river. There was a copperhead snake sunning near the site.

on Rainbow Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
-762 Completed7 Reviews

Great hike. Park opens at 9 which seems late. Lots of people.

on Table Rock Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

This was challenging for a big guy hiking
With a wife and daughter built like gazelles. Seriously, if you are an older, two or three time a year hiker do this in
The fall or bring extra, extra water and
Don't be afraid to stop frequently to catch
Your breath. I only kept going because I
Didn't want my daughter to think I was over the hill. Most importantly don't be
careless coming down. the tree roots are
still there. Otherwise the view at the top is
well worth it along with the knowledge that you survived to eat another Tupelo Honey biscuit!

on Fork Mountain Trail
3 days ago

hiking
5 Completed4 Reviews

Did this as part of a 12 mile day. Beautiful trail but riddled with blow downs that needed to be climbed over or under. Exhausting.

on Hunting Island State Park...
3 days ago

hiking
5 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful trail that looked like a southern jungle. Easy surface with some steep ups and downs. A few sections of the trail were covered over with swamp water that I did not want to walk through so I turned back. Would do it again and would camp at Hunting Island again for sure.

on Sulphur Springs Trail
3 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews


5 days ago

trail running

Good trails and well maintained. Lots of switchbacks and tons of roots!

on Rainbow Falls Trail
5 days ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

The trail was amazingly well kept, there was only one small passage where it was slightly overgrown and this was just because of the location on The side of the hillside being so narrow. In terms of difficulty it wasn't difficult to navigate at all just a lot of walking! There was no point in which we had to climb or struggle to get up anywhere, the places that were extremely steep had very well maintained steps for you to climb. Some beautiful sights to see on your way up as well! Take plenty of water and don't give up! If I can do it anyone physically capable can (I'm not an avid hiker nor in shape lol)! The end result is completely breathtaking and totally rewarding!!! Watch out for rattle snakes... We seen a big one

on Long Creek Falls
5 days ago

13 Completed13 Reviews

Great day!

on Baxter Trails
6 days ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Good trail options. Nice scenery

on Steven's Creek Trail
6 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Went about 2 miles in, then back the same path. Well marked, fairly easy hiking. A few trees down at this time, but can easily maneuver around them.

on Firebreak Trail
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice run.

on Long Creek Falls
7 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

This trail is not well marked. From the parking area, take the Jeep trail. Once you get to the hiking trail, do not make the mistake of taking a trail to the left when you first hear water. It's very slick and steep and leads to Raven's Cliff and Raven's Chute on the Chattooga River. Falls can be a busy place around lunch time with rafters and kayakers stopping for a break.

on Falls Creek Waterfall Tra...
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Baxter Trails
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

loved the scenery and different options there were parks rivers and trail. you have options for steep alternates too. really enjoyed this. seemed safe and not crowded.

on Andrew Jackson State Park
7 days ago

walking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Very nice trail. Took the dog and kids. Also has some historical sites to see. Quiet and mellow walk. Relatively flat for the most part.

on Falls Creek Waterfall Tra...
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Pretty steep at the beginning but my 4 year old son had a blast maligning it to the falls.