Boaters and other outdoors enthusiasts cant go wrong at Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area. Occupying a peninsula on 70,000-acre Strom Thurmond Lake in the heart of South Carolinas western piedmont, the park displays the peaceful beauty of the Savannah River valley. All but two of the parks spacious campsites are directly on the lake and Hamilton Branchs shoreline makes it an ideal fishing spot. Ramps, picnicking and biking and hiking trails also are popular. The parks rolling, wooded terrain supports a large variety of wildlife, including fox squirrels and deer. Hamilton Branch is also known for its wide variety of trees, including pines, dogwoods with their white blooms in early spring, oaks, hickory and sweetgum.

nice hike really hilly love the challenge thougha lot of the bridges was out due to the weather in all the rain we've had recentlybut other than that the trail was quite easy to follow very beautiful wooded area.

mountain biking
30 days ago

Good hiking trail, doesn’t flow well for mountain biking.

this trail has great diversity of plant life and landscape...a quiet hike through tall trees along a creek.

trail running
5 months ago

good trail. easy to follow. only stepped in water once, but it was on the way back with tired legs. it was a little over grown when I ran it but it has been raining a lot and not much time for NFS to do maintenance

Great trail. At 3 mile area you get a good view of creek.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A good practice for off season backpacking

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Monday, July 18, 2016

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.

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