With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge and woods full of rhododendrons, mountain laurel and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area is truly one of South Carolinas pretty places. The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center exhibits and other visitor information serve as a gatewayto the Jocassee Gorges, roughly 50,000 acres of largely undisturbed, protected land where the Blue Ridge Mountains quickly fall 2,000 feet or more to the Piedmont below. The park features a rental cabin with a porch overlooking Lake Keowee and a courtesy dock. Camping also is available.

I did this trail for the second time yesterday and it was great. The trail is easily marked, not crowded, and beautiful the whole way.

hiking
13 days ago

Great moderate hike with lots of running water, beautiful lake views.

I really liked this trail. Getting across the natural bridge was challenging and entertaining! Great little hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short trail to see some water features. Little bit of incline. I didn't actually see the natural bridge. I was kind of rushed though, so maybe I missed it because of that.

Love this quick little trail. Lots of natural water features with trail diversity keeping things interesting.

nice well marked trails

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy and kid friendly, took my 3 nephews that are 6, 6 and 4 and a dog.

Great trail. Well marked and easy to follow. Excellent view points over seeing the lake.

Tougher than I expected but was a good workout. Beautiful views along the lake.

Rgyuh

One of my favs

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike. Nice place near the river to relax and enjoy the quiet. Small part of the trail where you can hear the traffic from the road but not that much traffic so it was fine. Wouldn’t be good trail for small children due to hills but good for older kids that can do uphill.

Good loop an well marked. Just didn't like the road noise. Places where a dog could get some water.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved the rocks, the lake, and all the tree coverage. Would do again. Definitely

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

hiking
5 months ago

I did both loops. Late morning/early afternoon hike, and very few people on trail. There were a few places along the trail where tree branches fell due to recent storms. Forest views with beautiful overlook of lake. Lots of elevation changes.

hiking
6 months ago

Some road noise at first but well marked and maintained. Some not so easy uphill and downhill parts if you are trying it with 4 children under the age of 4! Nice little waterfalls.

This trail was not as easy as I thought it would be! Great workout for me.

Great trail with nice views/overlooks. Elevation changes galore - a very rewarding hike.

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Hike natural bridge trail to raven creek loop. Steep in some areas but nicely marked and flat gravel. Had 3 kids and 2 dogs with us and it was a nice hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Just hiked to the highest point and back. Great afternoon hike.

Nice trail although the natural bridge doesn’t look that natural.
We camped at devils fork and hike this around mid day, there are some really nice overlooks of the lake.
Enjoy!

Gorgeous trail trail with lots of small waterfalls

hiking
10 months ago

The rock ledge overlooking the lake offers some really nice views.

hiking
10 months ago

Great winter trail. You can hear the road for the first mile or so but it wasn’t bad. Great winter views and the lake is amazing! Campsites are large and the location is great. Definitely a good workout and lots of climbing. Trail is well maintained and marked.

hiking
11 months ago

Loved it. Great views. Perfect intensity for a short 4 miler. Can’t wait to go back and camp there!

hiking
11 months ago

This is definitely one of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked! We did it in 2 1/2 hours with stopping to eat lunch at one of the waterfalls

hiking
Monday, January 15, 2018

We loved this trail! I definitely recommend taking the loop part counter clock wise, bc the look out is the best treat!

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