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Great hike to a beautiful place at end.

hiking
5 days ago

The only trail open was the sinkhole pond trail. Nice short trail with lots of wild life and a few large sinkholes.

Really nice trail! Some erosion on some slopes make it a little tricky at times but it's all a part of the fun. The waterfall is super pretty.

hiking
6 days ago

Took the East Fork Trail down stream and intersected with Ellicott's Rock Trail. The morning was cool and had the woods to myself. The Ellicott's Rock Trail is in bad need of Trail maintenance. I will say that unless you know where the rock is beware. There isn't anything marking it.

Since most people go left on the loop, I chose to go right so as to reward myself with the falls as opposed to seeing them at the start. Made it about 3/4 of the way through the loop itself before I wound up off park property. Pretty sure I made a wrong turn at some point, but after crossing a creek that went halfway up my shins, I walked for another 45 minutes or so, only to realize that the number of forks in the trail was still increasing. Ended up stopping and going back the way I came, as the trail was unmarked and I am by no means a survival expert. Great hike all around though. Will definitely come back and try going left to see if I can find where I went wrong.

very well maintained, great for kids, stroller friendly

Very fun trail! Lots of stream crossing, waterfalls.. pretty technical first 4km.. beautiful trail!

easy trail. great for kids.

Best place for a long run or bike ride near Downtown Greenville.

Not well marked plus there were so many silk worms u r brushing them off every tenth a mile. Not great

Good hike. Steep at beginning then long grade down.

Great hike, beautiful vistas, good grades.

10 days ago

Great trail well-maintained just noticing a lot of damage from the hurricane. It's clear and you can walk the whole trail. Very easy trail.

Nice short path around a man made pond. Path is paved and easy to walk. Pond is nice, stocked with bass for catching and releasing. Lots of wildlife, many birds. Saw at least 3 gators on the banks, so be cognizant of their presence during your time there. A guy fishing said that the gators will try and grab any fish he catches.

I didn't do this trail. I did the trail on the other side. It's about a 1/4-1/2 mile straight down that leads you to the same fall. It's an awesome hike and even has some sections that a rope is required to repel from. My legs are killing me today, but well worth it!!

walking
11 days ago

Pros: Lake and city skyline views. Stunning sunsets.
Cons: Heavy loud highway noise on full route. Possible risk of being hit by road debris. No shade or benches. Limited parking.

Pros: Scenic Saluda River. Great for walking, jogging or biking. Little to no grade. Paved.
Cons: Short distance if biking. Dogs allowed on trail.

Pros: Old railroad grade. Numerous railroad tressels. Crims Creek views and crossings. Mostly shady. Superb camping site near Pomaria. Nice for easy day hiking or short overnight backpacking.
Cons: Caution during hunting season.