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Table Rock Mountain provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Table Rock State Park features two lakes, a campground, mountain cabins, meeting facilities and its historic, renovated lodge. The park has been one of South Carolinas most popular since it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Many of its structures are now on the National Register of Historic Places. Table Rock was home to one of the states first formal nature education programs and now serves as a trailhead for the 80-mile long Foothills Trail through the wilderness along the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Trails through the forested park also include one that leads to the top of Table Rock Mountain itself. The park also hosts a visitors center near the main gate along S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway.

The trail was demanding but rewarding from the view

Great short trail. Beautiful scenery

It is not as bad as you think but it is totally worth it

Great trail. One of the best I’ve done yet!! Trail had a lot of great views, waterfalls, and much more. If you do this make sure you take plenty of protein to help your muscles recovery from all the climbing you will do. This only took us about a day and half. We ventured a little off course to get the overview of table rock as well.

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6 days ago

Would not suggest for first time hikers. Beautiful small waterfalls, and the top of Table Rock was well worth the workout. 10/10

A lot of steep climbs. Very, very strenuous. I enjoyed several small water cascades, giant boulder formations and other interesting things from nature, along with some great overlook views. Highly recommend this hike.

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28 days ago

love it!

Loved the trail the view beautiful at Bald Rock

Pretty water features but stays muddy.

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28 days ago

Fun trails! The view at the top was amazing!!!

Rather non-eventful hike until you cross the creek and start hiking up to the falls. Still lots of trees across the trail. Trail gets steep through a nice boulder field. Beautiful waterfall but hard to get close to. Recommend hiking this one in the winter as it could be "snakey" in the warmer months.

Great trail. It should be noted that there are no campsites in Table rock state park and it is against park rules to camp along the trail, so plan on doing the whole loop without stopping? We went in January and completed this in three days and two nights. We saw about twelve day hikers and I have been told that TBRSP is very crowded during the peak season. There is evidence of a previous forest fire throughout this whole trail. There are lots of rock caves. Water is not an issue except along the ridge trail.

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1 month ago

Tough climb and pretty boring, however the final overlook is well worth the effort and lack of views throughout. When you think you’re at the end go a bit further to your left, we almost missed the best part

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1 month ago

2017-12-10 Performed hike with a group of guys from 41 to 14yrs of age...Nearly a foot of snow on the ground at some places and I had great difficulty finishing the hike although been an avid strength trainer, however I’ve not been on a challenging hike in over 10 years. Great fun, great scenery, moderate traffic, not very clear trail markings...

It's pretty long and after a certain point it feels like a never-ending ascent but it's worth the views. As of this date the spur trail to Mills Creek Falls is still closed, but there are a few small waterfalls along the trail, interesting more for their rocky structure than the volume of water. Mills Creek Pass and the Ridge trail are still heavily marked by the Pinnacle Mountain fire of last spring.

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2 months ago

A tough and rocky hike at parts, but worth the effort. The trail is well marked, though you should watch your footing, especially on the descent. Approaching Governor’s Rock you’ll see lots of boulders. After the 2 mile mark, it got really windy and blustery as soon as I was facing northeast. At the top, there is lots of space and a great view of the Stool and the reservoir.

did it in the snow and i was the first person to go up ridge trail, i wish the blazes were a little closer together as i had some trouble finding the trail in the snow. glad i stuck with it cause pinacle and bald knob were so worth it

Amazing hike! Snow made it a little slippery but trail was breathtaking! Hard in several places and climbing up to summit part was strenuous. The view from Bald Knob absolutely spectacular! Totally worth every step. Would do again!

Really stunning boulder field and waterfall! The spur trail to the falls can be quite hard to follow after a certain point if there is a lot of leaf litter(ie, the second time I went here). Also, there is one point where you *think* that the trail is blocked but if you keep on walking, there is a path through the downed branches and trees. What I'm saying is, persevere! :) It's an amazing waterfall.

2 months ago

Tuff hike but beautiful views along the way and stunning at the top..... well worth it

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