Eastatoe Gorge Trail

HARD 30 reviews

Eastatoe Gorge Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunset, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

6 days ago

Very unremarkable. Between humans and dogs, picked up at least 30+ ticks. Long moderate trail, very muggy with limited views until the very end. Falls were a nice end-reward.

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2 months ago

Nice trail, well maintained and blazed. Like many others have said, it’s more on the moderate side. The hike back has most of the elevation change. Anyways, wonderful hike in and out. The waterfall is very nice and the scenery while walking through the gorge is pretty awesome.

3 months ago

The reward at the end is definitely worth the hike! My children (ages 6-13) and I completed this in November. I would give this a "moderate" instead of difficult rating for anyone who hikes even as little as bi-monthly.

4 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail! However, I would say it is more moderate than hard. Beautiful view of the waterfall at the end. The side trail to the right gives a lovely view of the river.

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5 months ago

Nice hike on well-maintained trail. The Narrows are really amazing once you are down there. There's a viewing deck but also a trail before the deck (going the opposite way) that takes you down to the creek and another waterfall below. Really looking forward to coming back in the summer.

6 months ago

Amazing the falls being so narrow to see the beauty of large or narrow falls are all amazing.

8 months ago

This was a great hike and not as difficult as rated. Anyone in reasonable shape can do this. The distance was exactly as stated according to our GPS. The Narrows are not to be missed! Beautiful! There is a spur to the left of the sign just as you get to the narrows that will take you down to the water for a perfect place to cool off and rest. The spur is about a 2 minute walk off the main trail. There is not much to see along the way, but the end is worth it. Walking out was not hard as the climb is short, then it levels off and you are back to the parking lot before you know it! I would go again for sure!! Maybe in winter to get a better view!

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9 months ago

10 months ago

Excellent hike. Love the falls at the narrows

10 months ago

Nice trail. A little tough coming back up out of the gorge. Beautiful

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy trail, but as of May 28th, 2017 a big tree is down and blocking the path. It's more than a little sketchy, but doable.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Absolutely beautiful narrows and falls at the end of this trail. Easy hike in, moderate hike slightly uphill back. The mileage listed is total, there and back. I wouldn't call this a hard hike. Go after a heavy rain like I did for gorgeous scenery.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

great trail today (2/4/17). After a short walk from the parking lot we were easily able to follow the yellow blazes down to the narrows. Saw a few people along the way. Looking forward to exploring more of this area.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The trail is an out and back not a loop that i found, The trail is 5.4 miles out and back from what the sign says, my fit bit says it is 3.8. From the parking lot you must walk up the road a little bit to get to the trail. The trail is well maintained and has a lot of elevation changes.

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