Foothills Trail A13-A14

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Foothills Trail A13-A14 is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1988 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

A nice, enjoyable hike. We parked one vehicle at Oconee State park and then drove other vehicle to pull off at Jumping Branch Trailhead. Got on the trail at Jumping Branch and traveled to Oconee. Distance is 4.6 miles.
If you have the time, take the side trail to Hidden Falls. It's worth the extra couple miles there and back.
Once finished Hidden Falls and heading back to Oconee State Park you will hear some rushing water off to your left. There is a smaller cascade just a very short distance off the trail. Super easy to walk to and it's a pretty cool little cascade where the water comes down a small rock face and then goes underground. It really is pretty cool.
All total from Jumping Branch with side trail to Hidden falls and to Oconee State park was around 6.6miles.

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Very nice trail with excellent grades. There are a few good spots for camping and water points. Great views in the winter times.