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Best trails in South Carolina

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Trying to find the best South Carolina trails? AllTrails has 571 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Congaree National Park or around Mountain Rest, Greenville or Cleveland we've got you covered. If you're looking for great South Carolina state park trails, check out Table Rock State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Clemson Experimental Forest or Pleasant Ridge Park near Slater. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 355 easy trails in South Carolina ranging from 0.6 to 33.9 miles and from 0 to 3,225 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in South Carolina
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#1 - Table Rock Trail
Table Rock State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
$6 per person to enter the parkShow more
#2 - Rainbow Falls Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Rainbow Falls Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#3 - Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail Loop
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
Although dogs are allowed on this trail, some users have reported that the trail has ladders and steep rock faces, making it difficult for dogs. Combining the Raven Cliff Falls trail, the Gum Gap trShow more
#4 - Yellow Branch Falls Trail
Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
The hike to Yellow Branch Falls is a backtrack hike over moderate terrain that ends at a beautiful 50-foot vertical waterfall with many individual cascades. The hike begins at the picnic area off of Show more
#5 - Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Raven Cliff Falls is the king of South Carolina waterfalls at an estimated 420 feet. Matthews Creek plunges off Raven Cliff Mountain at the Blue Ridge Escarpment near Caesars Head. The escarpment is wShow more
#6 - Falls Creek Waterfall Trail
Cleveland, South Carolina
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
This a great little workout, a bit much for the toddlers but okay for the pre-teen crowd. The hike starts uphill and stays that way for a good while. There are some flat stretches mixed in and a couplShow more
#7 - Sulphur Springs Trail
Paris Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Sulphur Springs Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, South Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#8 - Pinnacle Mountain Trail
Table Rock State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Strenuous hike to summit of Pinnacle Mountain. Small waterfalls. Good overlook. The trailhead is just beyond the Nature Center at the edge of the parking lot. Be sure and fill out the self-service trShow more
#9 - Raven Rock Loop Trail
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
A natural bridge with rocky outcrops, a lakeshore campsite, beautiful stream crossing. This is a great quick getaway hike. The trail starts out easily and crosses the Poe creek over a natural graniteShow more
#10 - Oconee Station & Station Cove Falls Trail
Oconee State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
From the historic site, you follow the signs along the trail around a pond (can go either way around to vary route). This trail leads to OSR and crosses to the fall trail. There is a bulletin board wiShow more
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