Foothills Trail - A9 to A11

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Foothills Trail - A9 to A11 is a 6.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.6 miles
656 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly




trail running



The main stem of this nearly 100 mile long hiking trail extends from Table Rock State Park in Pickens County, to Oconee State Park in Oconee County. The trail crosses some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Southeast and provides access to Sassafrass Mountain, the highest peak in South Carolina, and to major mountain streams and breathtaking views. The section of trail from Sloan Bridge to Burrell's Ford Road is a wooded area that starts near the East Fork of the Chattooga River. The Trail then passes an impressive waterfall, ascends to SC 107 near the Walhalla Fish Hatchery, then drops to the Chattooga River Gorge area at Burrell's Ford Road where a walk-in campground is located near the river.

3 days ago

We parked @ Sloan Bridge and hiked to Burrell’s Ford and back. Consider doing the reverse if you want the more moderate hike the first half and don’t mind driving down the gravel road to Burrell’s Ford to start. Spectacular Spring day. Chattooga River was rushing. Fresh, new green growth and wildflowers abounded. Sections with lots of roots but others covered with easier pine straw. Great views along the way. Trail well maintained.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

did this as part of the loop from burells ford to fork mt trail, to chatooga back to burrels ford

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Foothills Trail section between Sloan Bridge and the Fish Hatchery Rd. is fairly easy with some nice waterfalls and plenty of streams. The section between the Fish Hatchery Rd. and Burrell's Ford encompasses ridges and mountain tops and offers nice views when the trees are leafless. Starting at Burrell's Ford means a heart pumping climb up Medlin Mountain.

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