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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
4 hours ago

Its steady incline so be prepared to feel a little burn. Fun trail with beautiful views, but know to AVOID ON WEEKENDS. Weekenders and people utilizing swimming holes have zero trail etiquette, and liter.

on Table Rock Trail

20 hours ago

I completed this in under 3 hrs!! Loved it

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail to get your sweat on with a spectacular view.

Easy 2 mile walking trail around the lake and below the dam. Easy to follow and well maintained trail. We enjoyed a fun afternoon walk. Good facilities, staff was professional and helpful.

Great little trail for those who aren't able to squeeze in a trip to the top of the mountain.

hiking
13 days ago

Strenuous trail but well worth the effort! Gorgeous views!!

this is a tough loop. lots of elevation gains. but there is a huge sense of accomplishment after doing this hike.

hiking
27 days ago

My first time hiking and it was a rough one. Loved the views from the top though. Will definitely do it again

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27 days ago

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

The last part of the trail is over grown and it is impossible to get to the end.

A very straight forward hike until the end. Prepare to hike up many 'stairs'. The trail is usually wide and quite clearly marked. Encountered a black bear around mile three. The views from Bald Knob are pretty spectacular. After that the rest of the hike is a rather strenuous constant climb to the summit. Insect repellent is a must for this one.

I took my adventurous 4 year old daughter on this trail and we loved it! I would have given it 5 stars, but the last half of the loop was "meh"...I'll explain.

Almost immediately after you leave the hikers registration, you walk upon the base of a small waterfall with a great wading-deep swimming hole! Keep walking another minute or so, and there were some other great places to sit and enjoy the nature...or have a picnic.

At the Carrick Creek trailhead, you can go either left or right since it's a loop. My daughter and I wanted to see water (and play in it) so we took a LEFT as the Park Ranger said the falls would be on that side. The hike/walk was great for us! Loved seeing all the tiny waterfalls and places to cool off and take pics along the way. Once we passed all of the fun water places, the hike began to get steeper and the scenery wasn't as enjoyable. If I had known this, we would have turned around and not done the full loop.

When we were done, we ate lunch at the base of the falls and then swam at the swim beach across the street :)

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunningly beautiful views❤️

hiking
1 month ago