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    Michael Laico reviewed Looking Glass Rock Trail

    3 months ago

    My daughter and I hike this tail this past weekend, Saturday June 9, 2018. This trail is 3.1 miles to the top, 6.2 miles round trip and is difficult. There are 23 swtichbacks, after the last switchback the trail gets easier but is still tough. The trail is heavily forest, lots of mountain Laurel with canopy the entire trail until you reach the top. The views are stunning at the top!!

    Michael Laico reviewed Corn Mill Shoals

    6 months ago

    Nice trail, easy hike and only a few bikers today. The river water was higher than usual, when crossing it got tricky since the water was higher than normal and slick rocks.

    Michael Laico completed Corn Mill Shoals

    6 months ago

    Michael Laico reviewed Little Bearwallow Falls

    6 months ago

    Nice trail, marked well and maintained. Not much water at the falls last weekend!

    There are several other trails near this trail, give Wildcat Rock trail a try, waterfall along the way to the summit with a beautiful view.

    Michael Laico completed Little Bearwallow Falls

    6 months ago

    Michael Laico reviewed Wildcat Rock via Little Bearwallow Trail

    6 months ago

    My first time hiking the Wildcat Rock to the meadows this past Saturday, there are a good many strenuous areas along this trail, especially as you continue past the waterfall. The falls did not have alot of water, alot was frozen. Before the waterfall there are a few creek crossings and all along the trail large rock faces and huge boulders.There are maybe 130+ rock steps going straight up in this area. The view from Wildcat Rock is worth the hike. From the trailhead to the meadow it is 3.8 miles round trip. Elevation gain is 1,100 feet.
    I posted many pictures, be sure to check the out.

    GPS users may enter N35.4734, W-82.3320

    This trail is clearly mark all along the trail and is managed and owned by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.

    From Greenville, SC
    Start out on Hwy 25 toward Asheville
    Get on I-26 toward Hendersonville, NC
    Exit on Hwy 64 toward Chimney Rock
    Take Hwy 64 for 12.3 miles until it intersects with Hwy 74
    Turn Left and go 3.9 miles until you see a parking lot of the 'right' side of Hwy 74
    There will be an old Chimney and a Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy sign
    The trailhead for Wildcat Rock is across the street from the parking area

    Michael Laico reviewed Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail

    7 months ago

    Roadside waterfalls, very nice. Be careful, many people have gotten hurt or lost their lives climbing on the falls. There is always a guy parked here selling boiled peanuts!! The trail continues beyond the roadside waterfalls to another upper falls, nice hike, very easy.

    Michael Laico reviewed Lee Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    I did this hike on Sunday, March 4th, my second time doing this hike, the weather was great! TI really enjoyed this trail. It is an easy hike with a beautiful waterfall. Huge boulders all covered in moss. The waterfalls falls into a gorge. We had just had rain last week so there was plenty of water at the falls. I got some great photos which I have uploaded.
    After passing thru the gate you will go hike thru 4 wildlife fields. There are several creek crossings. The first creek crossing there are no rocks so expect to get your shoes wet. All of the other crossings there are rocks or tree limbs for crossing. After the 4th field the trail is in the right corner of the field. The trail is not marked and there are several more tributary of Tamassee Creek along the way. At one tributary the tails goes left and less traveled trail to the right, "be sure to go left and cross the creek". Be sure to stay left of the creek, whenl you get within 300 - 400 feet of the falls, at this point you have to pick your way thru the rocks and boulders to get closer to the falls. Be sure that you are on the left side of Tamassee Creek to get to the falls.

    Directions from Travelers Rest, SC -- from SunRift Adventure parking lot, travel on 276 to Hwy 11
    Go 44.7 miles from Sunrift until you turn right onto Cheohee Valley Road

    from Cleveland SC US Post office you will travel another 34.9 miles
    from the Moorefield Memorial Hwy/Hwy 11 intersection you will travel another 19 mile
    At Cheohee Valley Road there is a brown sign on the left side of Hwy 11 that says Piedmont Forestry Center, SC Forestry Commission.

    Turn right onto Cheohee Valley Road.
    Go 2.1 miles and turn left on Tamassee Knob Road
    Drive another 0.50 miles and turn right on Jumping Branch Road
    Then another 1.5 mile to the second dirt/gravel road, it is not marked but you want FS715A
    Go approximately 0.7 miles to a dirt parking area on the right just before a concrete bridge. You will see the gate and fields.
    The path immediately goes into the field past the gate.

    Have fun!

    Michael Laico reviewed Lee Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    Michael Laico completed Lee Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    Michael Laico reviewed Bad Creek Trailhead to Upper Whitewater Falls

    7 months ago

    Beautiful hike, we started at Bad Creek parking area on the Duke Engergy property. The initial hike to the Whitewater trail is 0.7 miles, then another 2.3 to the Falls over look. The The hike is easy until you cross the river at the second bridge over Whitewater RIver, then it is more challenging. Return is mostly downhill, it took us about 1.5 hour to the top and another 1 hour to return to the car. Well worth the hike to see this beautiful powerful waterfall!

    Michael Laico reviewed Whitewater Falls Via Foothills Trail

    7 months ago

    Beautiful hike to an awesome, powerful waterfall, well worth the hike!

    Michael Laico reviewed Lower Whitewater Falls

    7 months ago

    My daughter and I hiked this tail yesterday, beautiful sunny day, 55 degrees! We started at the Bad Creek parking lot and hike to the top of Whitewater Falls and back. It was a nice hike we enjoyed it.
    Beautiful falls, well worth the hike!!

    Michael Laico completed Lower Whitewater Falls

    7 months ago

    Michael Laico reviewed High Falls and Triple Falls Tour

    8 months ago

    Beautiful falls, we hiked to High Falls when the temperature was at 20 degrees. There was a lot of ice on the falls and it was snowing. Nice hike,

    Michael Laico completed Triple Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Michael Laico completed Hooker Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Michael Laico completed North Lake Loop Trail

    8 months ago

    Michael Laico completed Sulphur Springs Trail

    8 months ago

    Michael Laico completed Mountain Creek Trail

    8 months ago

    Michael Laico completed Swan Lake Trail

    8 months ago