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These trails are fun and swoopy. Not too much climbing. Big Wave is a blast! Went to the north trails too - Tower and Big Rock Loop. No mention here of the parking available for these trails. Parking can be found on the road that connects Woodlawn to Hopewell Church Road. Avoids a 7 mile road ride to get to these two trails.

backpacking
11 days ago

When the weather is nice the main FATS trails get busy. For a little less traffic Big Rock & Tower are a great option. NW of the main FATS trailhead.
If you want the most elevation gain Deep Step is a good one. A bit more technical so not as many MTB riders if you are hiking.

Beautiful place. Will definitely be back.

Great family hike. The waterfall was great but the beauty of the chattooga river was stunning.

Beautiful waterfall! There are two trails from parking. The trail is behind the sign post of Sumter Forest near Burrells Ford Road. It would take about .7 mile. Another trail is past the gate on the parking and go down the gravel road until you see the campground on right. Stay LEFT on the road and before you see the wood bridge, you will see the sign says King Creek Falls arrow/trail on the left side. Go there and it would take about .9 mile.

If you want to visit Spoonauger Falls, do NOT park on this parking! It would take 1.2 miles along Chattoogue River and need to go across Burrells Ford Rd. So just drive past the parking and go down. When you see the bridge, look for the sign post of Sumter Forest on right and park there on the side of the road (BEFORE the bridge). Follow the trail and it would take less than 1/2 mile.

Great hike on 2/19/17. Parked at Russells bridge lot on 28 at the SC/GA line, hiked 3.5 miles before encountering our first person (backpack camper), then some father/son campers near the falls. Great day and weather. Was a total of 9 miles in and out. I'll be back to see that beautiful Chatooga on this hike.

We hiked the Skinny. It was ok, not very scenic. It was all burnt barren woods. Mainly a biking trail. No animals or views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Great location to take dogs.

Good layout, trail needs some TLC as there were several downed trees blocking the trail and the trail near the swimming area didn't have very good trail markers. A lot of potential just needs some maintenance

Well maintained single track with moderate elevation changes throughout. Seems to get busy middays, empty in the morning hours. Good hike overall. I think rating it as "moderate" is overstating the difficulty level though

on Blue Hole Falls

hiking
1 month ago