Explore the most popular camping 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.

Great hike. Road in good condition. Chattooga River was super high, waterfall was raging. Uphill basically the entire way back to the car but totally worth it. Nice well-maintained trail.

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.

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.

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8 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.

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.

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.

This might be one of my favorite hikes. The water is so pretty and the trail is well maintained and marked

Fantastic trail. Did an overnighter with my daughter, then 12. Went from Upper Whitewater Falls to Burrell's Ford Rd. Highly recommended.

This trail is no joke. It is very strenuous, even for well-seasoned hikers. The view and the feeling you'll get from finishing are worth it!

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14 days ago

Brutal but worth it!

We did multiple trails. Be sure and get a map at the store. Trails are well marked!!

I wanted a good hike with my dog to start the New Year off right but got a late start so by the time I got to the trailhead I only had an hour before the park closed. I pushed it and got a bit beyond the waterfall before having to turn back. Beautiful and challenging uphill. Forgot my hiking sticks. Those would help on the downhill for sure. Can’t wait to do it again.

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17 days ago

My wife and I knocked this out on a trip to the area. Well worth the work. Suggest leaving early morning and enjoying lunch at the top overlooking the reservoir. Very enjoyable time!

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18 days ago

Great moderate hike with lots of running water, beautiful lake views.

Beautiful hike. I agree with those that have said it was a challenging hike, but I would add enjoyably challenging.

hiking
21 days ago

They mean it when it says hard. I am an experienced hiker and the elevation gain was a challenge. However, I think at a slow and steady pace most anyone can complete this. The view at the top is so worth it. There are several spots as you get to the end where you can see a full panoramic view. Great way to spend the day. Make sure to bring a heavy snack and/or lunch to enjoy at the top.

Pretty cool trail. Took my camera and got some nice pictures. Saw deer and birds

Attempted to hike the loop 12/17-12/18. We camped at Burrells Ford Campground and headed East on the Foothills trail. There were a lot of trees and bushes down along the trail. We turned around about 5 miles into the trip and headed back to Burrels Ford. The next morning we hiked North on the Chattooga Trail. Again we found a lot of tress and bushes blocking the trail. We were disappointed that we couldn't complete the loop, but we enjoyed our time. King Creek Falls and Spoonauger Falls were impressive.

beautiful but isn't all of the chattooga?!

beautiful beautiful beautiful. went during the week, saw 2 guys fishing.

hiking
1 month ago

I do this trail about once a week with some friends and our dogs. We do the no-bikes part first which is pretty technical. Since I’m on foot I prefer that to the banked switchbacks. Great trail anyway.

Nice, easy trail. Views of the lake are amazing

Fun, fast, and challenging trail. Super Springs to the top is a good climb be not as hard as one might expect. Brissy Ridge is a technical challenge.

This trail is top notch. A trail runner's dream.

Hiked this counter clockwise with the trail to rainbow falls. Couple places where you could get off trail. Very technical coming back. Several roots, rocks and latters that made for slow miles. Very adventurous.

Hiked on a good weather weather Saturday and the trail was crowded. But the views and terrain were worth it. Was harder than I expected. A lot of elevation gain in 3 miles.

Love this trail. Our family has been up and down a couple of times and will be back. Views are great and trail is difficult enough to make it a great half day climb.

Fun hike. Rim of the gap trail gets a bit technical in parts. Trail is very well blazed but its important to pay close attention while on Rim Of The Gap (yellow), some parts are a bit iffy but I always found a blaze within 50 feet of questionable areas. All and all great trail. Would recommend to any experienced hiker.

hiking
1 month ago

Not as steep as I thought it was gonna be based on other people's reviews. Signage is good. Not quite as scenic as Pinnacle Mountain trail. I can't imagine how great this area looks when the fall colors are peaking...

Backpacked this with a few friends. It is a nice trail with very little elevation. No super views but still pretty walking by the lake. Doubt I will do it again but is a good trail to train on for harder hikes. Most of the water is stagnant on this trail. Would recommend bringing most of what you plan on drinking/using. Starting from the eastern side it is 15 miles to the first campsites. Keep this in mind.

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