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Pinnacle Mountain Falls is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features a waterfall 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.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 718 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Note: Please read users' reviews before attempting. As of June 2020, users report that there are downed trees blocking the path. Gorgeous river and boulder field, excellent waterfall. Awesome hike alongside a beautiful boulder field w/ the river running through it and in some cases under huge boulders. The trail is mostly level except for the approach to the falls which runs uphill fairly steeply. The steep terrain on both sides gives that isolated feel as you go. The right turn to the falls is not clearly marked but you can see a well worn path that parallels the small river.

Table Rock State Park 864-878-9813

From Greenville S.C. travel north on Hwy 276 until it joins Hwy 11. Stay on highway 11 and turn right at the second enterance to Table Rock State Park. Enter the park and take the first left, follow the road to the barn and the trailhead parking/sign is at the back of the lot.

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Jonathan Lauser
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Hiking

Truly a little hard to follow and thick at times but the water fall at the end is quite the pay off for this adventure. I recommend keeping the all trails app open and using it to stick on the trail.

Gary Barker
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Hiking

Pretty overgrown as you approach the top but don’t give up. Keep climbing. The payoff is worth it.

Ronald B.
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HikingOver grownRocky

Hey Michael, you passed us two old guys on the trail. We made it to the falls and the trail did look like it ended in spots. It followed a ditch/creek for a while and was overgrown going up the mountain but was worth it. We spent over an hour there and hated to leave, especially since we had to go back down on the slippery rocks. Only 4 stars since there wasn’t a lot of water.

Michael Towler-Lampe
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HikingClosedOver grown

I'm pretty sure this trail is supposed to be closed. over grown, downed trees, couldn't even make it too the falls.

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Julie Whitehead
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Hiking

Very overgrown and hard to follow closer to the falls. There is a creek crossing so your feet will get wet. Very slick and muddy prob due to the rain. Lots of trees to climb over and under.

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Porshia Turner
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HikingOver grownRocky

So pretty once you get there! Kind of hard to find though. We found it based on the “getting there” in this app but just to add to it- once you cross the creek there’s a marked path to the left and an unmarked path to the right. Go right and you’ll find the waterfall. It’s a pretty steep climb. I’d say the first half is moderate but the second half to get to the waterfall is strenuous. It’s a fairly steep uphill climb. The trail has a few trees down and is overgrown but it’ll still easy to follow. Definitely beautiful and worth the hike in!

Amy Ashley
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Nate Dillard
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Katelynne Walker
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Hiking

Really nice short hike with an awesome waterfall at the end. Moderate difficulty for the first half and strenuous for the second. The trail is marked with the Palmetto trail markers until it forks, but there is still a recognizable path. Probably not a bad idea to download the map in case though. I took my lab mix and she handled the hike without a problem.

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Margaret Isaac
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Beautiful once you get there. Definitely some wandering as the trail isn’t clearly marked. Went in late November and it was pretty muddy, not well maintained.

Stephanie P.
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HikingWashed out

Loved the trail, a little washed out from the big rain last night. Plenty of opportunities for the pups to play in the river after ~1/2way up the trail. Destination falls were aesthetically a let down but loved the hike. Would recommend.

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Chip Smith
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Hiking

We enjoyed this trail- not your average trail hike for sure as you head up to the falls near the end, but the effort is worth the payoff. We had just a few bugs on a great 80 degree fall day. We had no trouble finding the spur off the Palmetto trail- it’s well worn and runs parallel to the creek not long after you cross.

Rachel Bufano
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HikingBugsOff trailOver grown

Went off trail to find waterfall, down trees so no luck. Lots of gnats.

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Zoey Chittick
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At 0.1 from the end the trail becomes all rocks and completely unintelligible. Lots of bugs, lots of overgrown shrubbery. Most of the trail is great, but never actually saw the “view” because I couldn’t get there.

Cynthia Roberson
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

The trail wasn’t marked but it’s obviously an offshoot from the Palmetto Trail. I recommend downloading the map so you can make sure you’re on track. There are a lot of bugs out right now but I saw some neat snails, mushrooms and frogs! The view was amazing and well worth it. The last quarter mile near the falls are very rough but doable. Lots of downed trees and spiderwebs but that’s part of it! I found a few ticks on my clothes as well so definitely keep the bug spray handy.

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