Explore the most popular trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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12 hours ago

Fairly accessible. Great spot to photograph wildlife!

I usually do this loop with the Dismal climb at the end. I take my 45lb dog and he loves it. Yes, I have to help him up and down the ladders, but it’s worth it to have him with me. We’ve never had any major trouble. It’s a great workout with a variety of scenery, suspension bridge, & plenty of technical aspects to keep it interesting. Don’t forget to take the spur on Raven Cliff trail to the overlook at the end. It’s cool to see where you just were.

did an overnight, 12 miles from Oconee trailhead and back, absolute WORST maintained piece of trail i have ever traveled. trees down across/ in the trail every 50 to 100 yards. this would be a lovely trail if it was the least bit maintained.

Great trail. I went alone and no one else was around, very peaceful. I think I'll take my dog next time.

Climbed Table Rock on 1/9/19 with future son in law Jim. Try to climb early January each year to get the year off right. Cold but sunny day. Temp in mid 40s.
Love the climb. Strenuous is correct Well worth the view.

Very secluded and interesting site! Access road is interesting to say the least. Worth the time to visit.

incomplete. damage to northern portion. southern portions good for walking, running, and walking dogs. northern portion still a bit sketch.

short but sweet. easily accessible.

Good for birding and biking.

For local hikes, this is a five star hike. I only gave it three stars because if you are really wanting to compare it with trails all over the state, especially in the mountains, then this trail would not rate that high.

We hit this trail in mild rain, and temperature in the 40's. I hike with my dogs, so those are ideal conditions not to encounter other humans. The trail has some decent views, and decent rolling terrain. I started at the trail head and headed to the right side of the loop. After about 5 miles there was a nice Creek, with a small boat landing. So that is where we had a little picnic. There is a variety of views, marshes, Foster creek, some grassy areas...just a nice day in the woods.

mountain biking
3 days ago

1. Bring water
2. You're going to get muddy or wet
3. Bug spray if you plan on not standing still for more than a few seconds

The Bluffs are nice but the short loop trail was flooded near the river, so there wasn’t a lot of area to explore. Still nice for a quick afternoon visit.

4 days ago

Very informative. Great for families.

I have hiked this trail several times over the years. It’s a fairly easy trail with some interesting landmarks. I have never been there when the trail was entirely, but I’ve never seen a huge crowd either. This trail is good for any season

While I stood on the Creek Dock, two dolphins swam right by the dock. Saw quite a few herons, including a shy Green Heron, Cormorants, and Egrets. Really nice walk.

4 days ago

The ranger was not exaggerating the amount of steps and elevation gain that are involved in this hike but as promised it has some great views. If you have knee hip or ankle issues be prepared for lots of uneven steps maybe consider using poles. We hiked this after a lot of rain so the trail was fairly muddy. No shortage of waterfalls to see on the way up. Lots of large boulders to stop and take a break. For SC this is a great option if you are looking for a challenge. Overall great hike.

Nice loop trail with a portion of it providing lake views. Well maintained and partially paved. Very well marked. Moderately trafficked for a winter hike. Great option considering it’s in the middle of the capitol city.

Great trail with kids or dogs!!

We enjoyed the hike and were planning on doing the smaller loop. Some trails, like the gray, were really well marked but we ran into some bonus miles when we ended up on the white trail. Be aware at the gray, purple and white intersections!

While this hike is just straight up an old rod bed for two miles, it’s worth it for the view. And the solitude.

First day 2019 Hike from Kings Mountain State Park, SC to Boulders Access area,Crowders Mountain State Park, NC. KM National Recreation Trail from the Campground to Ridgeline Trail. Well maintained and marked. $ 2 fee in KMSP. 8.8 out and back.

Maritime forest with minimal upkeep, but highly disturbed trails. Expect minimal signage, wet feet (or legs if you're short), and hunters yo chase off all the wildlife. Suggest wearing bright colors for safety and don't bring any non-adventurous types. Expect that you will have to groom your pets after dull this hike. Probably really exciting during warmer months when gators and mosquitoes are more active. Save yourself the gas and find a better trail.

I did this trail for the second time yesterday and it was great. The trail is easily marked, not crowded, and beautiful the whole way.

Nice and easy trail with beautiful waterfall

Great trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

I love this plantation ! One of the best and few left! Absolutely beautiful all seasons! Takes you back in time. Great photo opportunity with many beautiful spots , bridges, ponds, birds, flowers galore!

Paved trail and great views. Worth doing this walk if you’re wanting inclines and declines

nice hike , be prepared to pay entry fee to State Park

Beautiful waterfall! Highly recommend!

It was an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall! We took our 7 year old here for his first hike and now he’s extremely excited to do it again! We did go after it rained and the ground was pretty wet.

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