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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.

hiking
23 hours ago

Hands down, THE best day hike I've completed in South Carolina. Incredibly challenging, but nothing too crazy. When you get close to the summit, you get to Governor's Rock first, which you climb up the side of a huge rock! The views are so incredibly amazing; if I lived closer I would hike this trail as often as possible. Just go hike this trail, whether you are super into hiking or not, the views from the top make every step worth it and you will be so glad you did. Also, make sure when you get to the open area at the end you keep going! The red markers are on the rock and it takes you further out to the edge, but I could see someone missing out if they weren't paying attention.

on Table Rock Trail

4 days ago

loved it I made I am 7 year's old that's crazy

hiking
4 days ago

A hike that anyone living in the upstate should experience! Views are great at the top. I did climb go the summit as it was my first time hiking this and wanted to experience the whole deal. However it was nothing special to hike all the way to the summit. It was just more uphill hiking with blocked views from all the trees. It was cool to say I did it but not anything you would be missing out on. I then looped around and connected to the table rock trail to get back to the visitors center. Overall it was around a 10 mile hike and took me about 5 hours I believe. I started in the morning and there was little foot traffic. By the time I was leaving there were alot of people hiking and milling around. I also went in March of 2017 and some trails were closed and you could see evidence of the wildfires from the previous fall.

hiking
13 days ago

Challenging hike, but worth the effort. Be sure to hike all the way to the end where you see the big reservoir. Many stop short at the first nice view and miss it. Bring a hammock to relax a while.

hiking
14 days ago

First timer to the Table Rock State Park and serious trail hiking. Brought the entire family out and loved every moment. We even saw our first Bear!

hiking
14 days ago

Well worth the hike!
I did Pinnacle as a warm so this didn't feel as difficult as it may have been.

It is a rocky hike so be careful especially when raining. :)

Good warm up for Table Rock Trail.

Strenuous is correct but the views are well worth the effort. It's a heavily trafficked trail despite the difficulty level.

backpacking
20 days ago

This is the beautiful side of the hike!
Amazing!

hiking
21 days ago

Great little trail!

hiking
28 days ago

A very solid 5 star rating. A short 30 minute hike and you are at the top with panoramic 360 degree views. The viewing area was large with lots of interesting places to explore. Many beautiful views all along the way. Large parking area with bathroom facilities. Absolutely no drawbacks to this trail, one of my favorites and I have hiked many NC trails.