Rocky Bald and Cedar Rock Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Rocky Bald and Cedar Rock Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

What a nice quiet walk through the woods. Did not see a single person on a Friday morning (although I may have spotted a bear. Bring bear spray!). If you just want to go to the overlook, walk straight up the hill from the parking area on E Preston McDaniel Road and continue past the first information board. The overlook will be on your left. Don't count on the waterfall... it was just a trickle on a rock, and this isn't a dry season.

14 days ago

Beautiful woods and flowers/mushrooms, but not a great hike with the kids. It is challenging (3 big vertical sections if you do the whole thing), but our kids were fine with that. The main issue was that the trails desperately need some clearing (especially the Cedar Rock portion). You are definitely going to walk through lots of weedy portions, including poison ivy and poison oak and there are portions of the trail you really can’t get around it, so wear pants, high socks, and your boots.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago