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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.

This is a nice loop that has some inclines and steps. Unfortunately, hurricane Irma did a lot of damage and there are lots of downed trees, but the trail has been cleared.

the hike is strenuous, but the view is worth it.

my favorite hike of all time. Amazing views and steep inclines

Many steps up with granite rectangular steps built into the trail for the many steep sections. The view at the end was spectacular and witnessed a marriage proposal at the top. Bring much water as there is no water stations available after leaving the trailhead. Start in the cool morning as your body will heat up from the climb. Highly recommended for your bucket list.

This hike was amazing. The distance is roughly ten miles. The views at Bald's Knob are the best part of the hike. My boyfriend and I were able to eat lunch in front of the beautiful 180° views of other mountains in the area. The remainder of the hike is extremely steep, but it is so worth it to reach it to the summit. Definitely pack lots of water!

For more inexperienced hikers, I would highly recommend this trail. We went with a baby on our hike. He was content and we weren't worn out carrying him on our backs. It's a short hike with a lot of beautiful stops. It's also very clearly marked, so as long as you know what color to follow, getting lost isn't a worry at all.

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Nice easy hike, water fall at beginning of hike

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13 days ago

An easy, enjoyable "circle" trail. Follows 2 creeks; one with low-level water falls easily accessed. Open all year, occasional snow in winter, but still hike-able (giving whole new perspective). Worth repeating.

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