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

Small but love it easy kids and dogs would love it!

hiking
9 days ago

Was a pleasant walk with a decent small waterfall.

It’s a great trail but they have a lot of different ones there have to go back and do more. Also you can rent bikes there. Mountain bikes... we will go agains an so soon!

hiking
23 days ago

Nice little trail for how easy it is to get to, right outside of Clemson. Barely marked at all, as others have noted. I meant to hike the Issaqueena trail, but ended up hiking on Collarbone, to Lawrence, before eventually ending up at an intersection with Issaqueena. Ended up at the top of the lake, and hiked down the eastern side to the dam, then walked back on E Dam Road, a dirt/gravel road that lead to the parking area. The lake was very pretty, saw a deer swimming and lots of turtles sunning. Pretty low traffic for a friday afternoon, saw one mountain biker, a horseback rider, and one person walking their dog. Trails were mostly single track, but very easy walking and essentially no elevation change. I would classify this hike as more easy than moderate. Will explore the trails some more another day, I like how close by it is!

hiking
29 days ago

Clockwise from trailhead. Nice hike. Need this app. Trails are barely marked at all. Got turned around twice. Nice moderate hike though. Full 1/3 elevated trail around the lake. Water crystal clear. No power boats. Minutes from Clemson. If in the area should definitely check it out. About 2 hours around. 5 ish miles.

Decent outing with the kids with minimal difficulty.

Great quick morning hike. Trail down to the waterfall is narrow, so be careful.

Great short trail when you don’t have a lot of time.

Loved it! But...take your phone and this app..markings are very poor and you will get lost. Ran it and it was 5.6 miles per my Garmin watch. Bikers on trail but only a few and were very respectful.
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Go runners!

Streams in the way where you cannot cross without waders or getting wet. Trail doesn't look very well-maintained. The incessant dog barking noises indicated that there were hunters nearby.

We had a good time on this hike. It mostly follows logging roads, but it follows near the creek for a lot of the hike and has some pleasant scenery. My daughter and I spotted an owl late in the evening as we were getting close to the end, so that was cool. We really enjoyed the rapids. There are two places where you’ll have to get wet crossing the creek.

hiking
2 months ago

Super fun ! Super easy ! The walk down is a breeze, but the walk back up is kind of rough .

Fun trail! Beautiful lake! I will be making this a regular trail running stop!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice small hike to waterfall

on Waldrop Stone Falls

2 months ago

Nice to get back in the woods, if only for a mile.

2 mile walk from gate when it is closed. One small waterfall, one small creek and 2 big creeks each way that I couldn't cross and had to turn around.

Little bit longer than 5 miles. First time walking and the signs were a little bit confusing. Glad I had my phone to make sure I was on the right trail because I probably would have been lost. Took me about 2 hours but I stopped to take pictures. Moderate is a good measurement. Hills, flat grounds, great views. Very light foot traffic but I also went early afternoon on a Friday.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and quick love it!

Great trail. Took my 3 year old. Had to be a little careful heading down to the waterfall. Overall this is a great trail for young children or a quick
Walk.

Very easy, took my dog on the trail but it is very narrow and there are a bunch of bike riders who own the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Very very very easy. We owned the trail the first hour. We would have had it to ourselves if we got their earlier. We started at 9:20 a.m. we stopped a few times to take in the views. We did the 4.9 mile Dam, Lawrence, Colorbone Trail. Takes about two hours. The last hour was inundated with mountain bikers.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy beginners hike for my girls and myself. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The waterfall and creek are scenic.

hiking
5 months ago

It’s a nice length. Good views. Some elevation change. Nice little stream and falls

I’ll adjust my rating if we ever actually find this Trail and it turns out to be as nice as they say. We followed the road directions, and parked outside (limited parking!!) the gate (which is locked from Nov-April) and walked in. The road forks and there is a sign that points R to the dam and rec area. No sign about anything to L (which the gal back in town told me later was in fact the way to wildcat falls). After wandering aimlessly being able to find No other signs, trail markers or directions, we assumed the rec area was it and gave up.

hiking
6 months ago

What a delightful surprise! This easy, kid-friendly little Trail was Just Right. The waterfall is not big, but really pretty and the lovely little stream meanders along by the Trail. White blazes need refreshing, but description markers keep it easy to follow. Thanks Clemson Boy Scouts!

Great trail following a brief shower.

nice walk in quiet area.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice up and down. Some spots are narrow with lots of roots and rocks. Easy to see it’s rated moderate.

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