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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.

Perfect day for a hike like this. I'm in very good shape and it took me just under 3 hours including my rest at the top. Bring a snack and water, you'll need it!

hiking
6 days ago

We survived the Table Rock trail! Me and my wife, daughter and Australian Shepard completed this hike in six hours. We stopped quite a few times on the way up to take water and snack breaks. It was very challenging for us, but the views from the top made it worth every minute of it. Having our dog with us helped out, she pulled me up the mountain and we made the descent in a little over two hours. What a hike, just go and enjoy this beautiful trail!

hiking
6 days ago

Hiking this trail was the highlight of my summer. My friend and I are in our 40s. I am overweight. We started at 9 am and went at a slow pace, stopping at Governor's Point at noon and arriving at the top at 1 pm. We explored several viewing areas around the summit. The view was breathtaking. I slid to my bum twice on the way down due to poor tread on my old sneakers. We arrived at the parking lot at 4:30.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike, lots of steps. Hard on my bad knees. Good views at the top when not cloudy.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

The Palmetto Trail to the Falls Connector Trail is well maintained and was a very nice hike. Once we got on the connector trail there was a lot of downed trees presumably from one of the recent tropical storms or hurricanes that past through or near the area. Very large trees were down across the trail and into the creek. We couldn’t make it all the way to the falls but got close. Overall a nice hike with beautiful scenery.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Definitely worth the visit.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Great exercise and great views. Lots of rocks and roots to keep your attention along the trail. There are a couple of small waterfalls in the lower section. Didn't see anyone on the climb up or while hanging out on the overlook. Make sure to take some water because the first 2 miles will get your heart pumping.

hiking
22 days ago

More challenging than I expected, but the view at the top was worth every bit of it. My dad, over 50, also did this trail with me and had no issues. Expect a good 5-6hrs to complete this trail and make sure you have plenty of water. (Not just a water bottle). Enjoyed the small waterfall at the end to help cool down quickly.

trail running
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Absolutely stunning views are the payoff for this strenuous, rocky trail in upstate SC. Bring plenty of water and allow at least 5 hours for the round trip hike, including ample time to enjoy the spectacular views from the overlook at the end of the trail.