Table Rock Ridge Trail

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Table Rock Ridge Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3277 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

The trailhead is just beyond the Nature Center at the edge of the parking lot. Be sure to fill out the self-service trail registration at the trailhead.

hiking
3 days ago

did it in the snow and i was the first person to go up ridge trail, i wish the blazes were a little closer together as i had some trouble finding the trail in the snow. glad i stuck with it cause pinacle and bald knob were so worth it

12 days ago

I recommend this one all the time... ascending pinnacle, traversing the ridge and coming down table rock is SO much more pleasant (on your legs and for the views and less traffic) than going up the steps of Table Rock! The added miles are nothing compared to the payoff of a great, enjoyable hike! trekking poles for the win on this one, you’ll easily half your descent time.

19 days ago

Beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike! Took a friend, 2 large dogs, and myself a couple hours after a few stops for water. Wish there was a better outlook or view of open space but still gorgeous. Would definitely hike again.

4 months ago

this is a tough loop. lots of elevation gains. but there is a huge sense of accomplishment after doing this hike.

trail running
7 months ago

nice, better to go first to TR and then do the ridge... so you can avoid all the people

10 months ago

Hiked this along with Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock trails yesterday. Due to fire damage, the Ridge trail (connects from Pinnacle Mountain summit to around halfway up the Table Rock Trail) is fairly hard to follow without trail markers, but luckily this trail is regularly remarked with bright orange blazes. To my knowledge the trail was just reopened two days ago and while it is obvious it has not been travelled in a few months, it is in great shape. The trail path isn't the most obvious at times but the orange blazes are easy to see so you won't get lost. This is one of my favorites because it allows me to quickly hit both summits in one day. Doing all three trails comes to a distance around 11 miles (not positive about the exact distance).

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Ridge Trail is an orange-blazed connector from the top of Pinnacle Mountain to the Table Rock Trail. The three trails make a great loop. We descended this trail from Pinnacle to Table Rock on a great hiking day. The trail itself is not much, as there are no views other than pretty dense forest, but it serves its purpose.

hiking
Friday, December 19, 2014

Hard hike but so worth it! Views were beautiful as was the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Table Rock was harder than anticipated, but gave great views once we reached the top. There were numerous park employees around on the trail with water the day we hiked (it was extremely hot the day we went).

hiking
Saturday, January 04, 2014

Hiked this yesterday and was defiantly a little harder then expected especially the 1.5-2.0 mark an then the final trek up to the rock itself is well worth it just almost all up a steep incline makes sense though since I was going up a mountain :)

hiking
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Walked this one with my teenage step daughter. It was her second hike overall and she mastered this hike. Totally loved the views.

hiking
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Adds a nice loop and makes for a long day if you do Table Rock and Pinnacle Mtn.

hiking
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Very beautiful at the top! Its a lot of uphill so get ready for it to kick your butt! Very worth the climb.

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A hike I have done 2 times well worth the never ending switchbacks and steep grades but once you reach the top its all worth it for sure. Be ready for a hike on the tougher side

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