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Best trails in Sumter National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Sumter National Forest, South Carolina? AllTrails has 66 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 42 moderate trails in Sumter National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 36.3 miles and from 239 to 3,106 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Brasstown Waterfall Series Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Brasstown Waterfall Series Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Creek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#2 - Opossum Creek Falls Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
NOTE: The trailhead is before the parking area and between two boulders. It is labeled.Show more
#3 - King Creek Falls Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 51 m
King Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#4 - Riley Moore Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Easy to moderate hike that is a little hard to find off 748 since the 748C sign is tucked away from the road. The hike down to the Chauga river is easy, but it is a good workout back up to the road. TShow more
#5 - Long Creek Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Trail is good until the end when it drops steeply into area of the falls which is near the river. Do NOT take the first descent on the left as it leads to a cliff overlooking the Chatooga River and NOShow more
#6 - Lower Whitewater Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Lower Whitewater Falls trail is located off of Bad Creek Rd. The parking lot, and part of the trails in this area, are maintained by Duke Energy Co. From this trailhead, you can hike to both Upper andShow more
#7 - Forks Area Trail System (FATS)
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 18.7 mi • Est. 8 h 34 m
A series of loops through a thickly forested area provide a great hiking or mountain bike experience for all levels of hikers and riders. You can get a feel of the mountains where some of the higherShow more
#8 - Chattooga Trail to Lick Log Falls from Burrells Ford Campground
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 7 h 18 m
Chattooga Trail to Lick Log Falls from Burrells Ford Campground is a 14.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated aShow more
#9 - Chattooga Trail from Lick Log and Pig Pen Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
This trail could also be hiked point-to-point ending at Highway 28.Show more
#10 - Sid's Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Note that sometimes the gate to FSR is closed but you can hike in. Follow FSR. Stay right at first clearing. The FSR ends and a narrow, overgrown trail picks up at far end of the second clearing. VERYShow more
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