Foothills Trail - Whitewater River

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Foothills Trail - Whitewater River is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina that features a lake 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
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Whether you are looking for a long-distance backpacking trip or an exciting day-hike, the Foothills Trail offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Southern Appalachians. About 77 miles in length, the Foothills Trail is located along the Blue Ridge Escarpment in Upstate South Carolina and W The Foothills Trail can be approached as a multi-day through-hike, a weekend section hike, or simply as a dayhike. The Peregrine Award is available for those who hike all the trail between Table Rock State Park and Oconee State Park The trail is 77 miles in length, and a through-hiker should plan to

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2 months ago

Great well marked trails nearby, this one was temporarily closed.

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10 months ago

Wonderful Trail with beautiful views of the whitewater river. Hiked this the first week on November and the weather was wonderful.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

We took 38 men from church for retreat. 4/21/16-4/24/16. Team 1 started at Upper Whitewater Falls and team 2 started near jumping branch. Plan was to meet at Burells Ford Friday night. Hiking from the falls down the trail to Burells is mostly flat or down. Hiking the opposite way from Burells to Ww falls is UP hill and very tough. Beautiful scenery (my second time on trail) but noticed many trees down from storms. Don't be afraid of broken trail marking on map as I found them to be more challenging and exciting. Bathroom is now repaired at Burells.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Awesome!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Awesome trail! Easy to follow the path, sometimes not so easy of a path! Just finished the section from Laurel Valley to Upper White Water Falls. It took 2.5 days (13 mile, 15 mile, 7 mile days) and there was plenty of well managed campsites. Lots of interesting things to see on the trail, lakes and waterfalls, and it is beautiful. While there are leaves on the trees not a lot of visibility but I imagine here in a month or so it will be amazing.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Did the whole thing in 5 days. 5 long days. It was amazing! From heartbreak ridge through the Chattooga river was beautiful! I will definitely do those sections again!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fantastic. Not crowded, dogs could swim and so could I. Several options for exploring.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Friday, April 10, 2015

We did not hike the entire Foothills Trail (we are a hiking family with small children), but we did hike a few miles, enjoyed the falls and the river, and got back just in time to get rained on a little. Really great trails and beautiful area.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015