Carrick Creek Loop

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Carrick Creek Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

Waterfalls, wildlife, good trail for all ages This is a great little getaway for all ages. The only thing you need is a good pair of shoes and some water. The trail starts at the Carrick Creek Nature Center, there are several different things to do here. The trail splits from a few others, check the map at the trailhead. There are several stream crossings and one area where small children could get into trouble in the river. All in all it is a great little family hike.

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12 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!

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20 days ago

Great little trail!

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2 months ago

Nice hike crossing the stream multiple times. Even has a couple spots to dip your feet in the creek.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this nice moderate trail a few weekends ago. There are two ways that you can hike Carrick Creek Loop. We took the left trail towards Pinnacle Mountain and we were beside the creek right from the start...that way the nice scenery of the creek takes away from the incline! The trail was very well marked and very well maintained. We did notice an awful lot of the forest that was charred from the many fires in the area last year. I highly recommend this hike but would prefer hiking during the week in order to gain some solitude. Table Rock State Park is a real jewel for all to enjoy.

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3 months ago

Beautiful short loop with a pretty little water fall area only a few paces into the hike. I love this hike and it's great to do with kids!

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice short hike with pretty scenery and lots of places to walk or dip your feet in the water to cool off.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful well marked trails with a waterfall at the base, bathrooms, and water bottle refill station. Highly recommend for families or those who want a scenic but short hike.

hiking
7 months ago

One of the shorter trails in Table Rock State Park. Dog friendly, lots of groups and kids. Lots to look at. You'll be walking on regular trail as well as several areas with stepping stones and large rocks along the water. With the changing seasons, the fall colors are beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Perfect difficulty for our family with young kids. The kids loved sliding down the water over the rocks

hiking
8 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails for kids. It is an easy hike that runs mostly along the stream. There are lots of beautiful scenes and cool things to stop and look at, and lots of nice places to take a break and let the kids put their feet or hands in the water to cool off (just watch them VERY carefully, as the rocks can be very slick and the water moves fast in a few places). There are a few hills to make it just challenging enough that kids will feel like they've accomplished something worthwhile

9 months ago

Nice easy walk..great beginners trail.

9 months ago

Great trial. Parents - our 4 yr old and 3 yr old made it all the way. They loved it!!!

hiking
9 months ago