Foothills Trail - A4 to A8

MODERATE 7 reviews

Foothills Trail - A4 to A8 is a 31.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Sunset, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
31.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
15167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

waterfall

Mountain Streams, Suspension Bridges, Waterfalls The section of the trail from Laurel Fork Creek to the Whitewater River is often referred to as the Gorges Section and was initially built and maintained by Duke Power Company as part of a licensing agreement for the construction of Lake Joccasee. Both State and Federal agencies have taken over management responsibilities in recent years, and this section of South Carolina has some of the best backcountry wilderness in the Southeast with numerous waterfalls, suspension bridges, and streams.

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4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

So beautiful! Difficult at times but worth it

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tougher than expected but had a great time. Lots of inclines and declines so pack light!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

This is a lovely hiking area with lots of camping spots and scenic views. You do need to watch for bears and bees, although the bees seem very tame.

hiking
Saturday, April 06, 2013