Naturaland Trust Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This Trail is Ridiculous!!! Me and 3 others got stuck in the trail at night!!! So definitely time it right if you are doing this trail. The pink signs are visible, but you have to be very careful, it is very easy to get lost. Amazing views and challenging. So for those looking for a challenge, this is your trail. We had planned going on a different trail, but when we found out it was closed we just went with this one and big mistake. Point being, plan to be in this trail for about 2 or 3 hours. Make sure you time it right to ensure you are out before sun set.
Just completed this trail today and the trail only has pink markings maybe half way and then you have to know how to get yourself to the end of it. We got lost without having the trail markings and found a road after a lot of walking. I would not recommend this trail unless you know the trail or have equipment to find a way without trail markings.
The trail is easy to follow. It is a great trail but once it crosses the mathews river, to go up to raven cliff falls. It gains about 1200 ft in elevation in about 1.5 miles i would recomend this trail only to experienced hikers that need a challange. The falls are more accessable by raven cliff falls trail. A 2.2mile trail to the outlook then gum gap trail out and back.