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.

A hidden gem in upstate South Carolina. Well-marked and well-maintained trail. Consists of two loops laid end-to-end, so you can hike only one loop for 1.5 miles if you are not up to the full 4 mile journey. The secluded northern part of the park is my favorite section of the loop. Features a small but hard-to-see natural bridge and a fantastic overlook of Lake Keowee. Also several nice rock outcrops and small waterfalls.

Great trail that combines great forest views with an awesome stretch of lakeside scenery. Short hike at less than five miles but has some good climbs and descents. Highly recommend.

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Fun hike nothing too difficult. Need to watch for snakes though.

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3 months ago

Very solid trail for a day hike. Beautiful views of the lake on a calm clear day.

Good afternoon hike.

Loved this trail. great views of the lake.