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Table Rock Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 2,240 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Camping Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Fee
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Getting There

There is a $6 per person fee to enter the park. Please note you may encounter bears on this trail.

South Carolina Department of Parks and Tourism, 1205 Pendleton Street, suite 248 , Columbia, SC, 29201, Phone: 803-734-0122

Directions from Greenville: Drive north on US 276 north until it joins SC 11. Stay on SC 11 when it branches from US 276 and continue for approximately 7 miles to the West Gate of Table Rock State Park on the right. Enter the park and follow the signs to the Nature Center. After a short hike on the Carrick Creek Trail, bear to the right onto the Table Rock NRT.

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Kevin Mihaly
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Beautiful. Strenuous.

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Amber Maynard
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Just a heads up, my group checked in with the park ranger who informed us the trail is actually 7.2 miles. Sure enough we clocked in at 7.26 miles. Still definitely worth it, but a little more work!

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McKenna Brohl
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The trail was tough, lots of rocks so wear good shoes. Where they had us park was a mile away from the trailhead FYI. Definitely worth it to go to the end, though!

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Laura Smith
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Tough hike up but the view is gorgeous. Definitely some climbing required so a lot of people who brought dogs had to find an alternative route or turn back just FYI!

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Melissa Riegel
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HikingGreat!

Great trail, lots of climbing-as others have said, start early, it gets busy. There’s no need to worry about bears as it’s apparently a thing for people to hike with their radios blaring . Even with that, it’s a very scenic hike.

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Moloud Nasiri
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6 hours hiking and a lot of beautiful fall frames! Got the yellow trail and reached the Bald Rock with an stunning view!

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Suzy Kovalcheck
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Great hike, not easy and here are two very important tips. 1. Don’t workout legs before you do this hike. (Seriously, lots of steps and uphill action) 2. Don’t start hiking at 11:30am, the trail gets super busy and you have to wait for people to come down. (That’s what she said). Otherwise beautiful park, get there early to hike and go all the way to the end. (That’s what’s she said too.)

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Tia Jones
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Ieshia Perez
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Great trail. The view at the end is worth it. Keep Going! Definitely strenuous though. Glad I had my trekking poles and plenty of water. Downhill was TOUGH.

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Brittney Adams
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This trail is exactly as the other reviews have stated: strenuous and worth it. It is a pretty intense hike up and I took lots of breaks. There are SO MANY beautiful sights to see in this one trail. be sure to follow the trail until the end! Bring 1/2 gallon of water for each person and a little snack for the top. My legs were a bit jelly-like during the hike back down.

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William Posey
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Very strenuous but very rewarding

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Natalie Argueta
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Good butt kicking hike. Tougher today because of slick rocks and rain yesterday.

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John Pritchard
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$6. First time hiking this trail. Started at 11:15am finished in 6 hours and 11 minutes. Enjoyed relaxing at the top/overlook, which was a huge payoff for the effort. Managed my pace intentionally. More of a leg workout than cardio workout. I’ve hiked longer/higher and cycled a lot in the past. This one had my legs feeling a bit like jelly on the decent. I recommend hiking poles and a hydration backpack. Take more than 2 cliff bars. I was pretty hungry afterwards and no food nearby. Looking forward to doing it again.

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Ryan Gibson
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Tom Lee
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Jim Zaccagnino
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Travis Rogers
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Vladi Hou
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LeAnn Cockerill
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Joshua Alper
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Sarah Klein
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HikingGreat!

Got on the trail at 9:30 on a Saturday and we didn't see many people, but by the time we were coming back, it was filling up. Beautiful hike though!

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Colin AllTrails
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HikingFee

Fun trail with several expansive views, more than most trails in the southeast. The first 1/4 of a mile a paved trail. From here to the saddle is heavily eroded. There is some beautiful stone steps in sections from the trail builders of yesteryear. I needed an oxygen bottle at times. There is particularly a rocky section almost like a climbing staircase before governors rock this is fun and challenging. Hiked all the way out to the overlook above Table Rock Reservoir.

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David Barnett
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Great tough trail and very well worth it! As others state make sure to follow the trail to the end for a great view of the lake below.

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Russ Phillips
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Incredible hike. Lots of beautiful majestic over looks. Water falls. The summit and top overlook is breath taking. My favorite hike yet!

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alex payne
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great hike, take your time, but its worth the climb

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Bryan Lastres
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This trail kicked my ass big time but my dog was not complaining at all. Was practicing for a backpacking trip with a new pack, so my pack was stuffed till the top. Alot of amazing views all the way to the top. Would highly recommend this trail.

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Luke Funkhouser
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Life changing...challenging, with a worthy reward at the top

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Nicholas DeSisto
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Joe Boisvert
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