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Best trails in Cleveland

4,275 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Cleveland, South Carolina? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Gorges State Park or Table Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park or Green River Gameland. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Cleveland ranging from 1.6 to 12 miles and from 994 to 3,202 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 Cleveland
Top trails (30)
#1 - Rainbow Falls Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Starts off easy when you enter the trailhead, but will quickly get steep as you walk up a lot of stairs. We recommend bringing A LOT of water, especially during the summer. The view of the falls are BShow more
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail
Cleveland, South Carolina
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 30 m
Located off the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (SC 11/US276), Wildcat Wayside Nature Trail is an easy loop of around 0.9 miles with an upper and lower falls. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#7 - Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
A nicely wooded up and down hike along the Saluda River. Be aware that the trails close at 6pm (8pm during daylight savings).Show more
#8 - Moonshine Falls and Confusion Falls via Asbury Trail
Cleveland, South Carolina
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Please note that this trail starts in a privately owned camp. You will need to visit during normal business hours to obtain permission to hike here. There is a cable bridge 1.5 miles into the trail. Show more
#9 - Bill Kimball - Coldspring Branch Loop
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h
Bill Kimball - Coldspring Branch Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#10 - Jones Gap Loop Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
Jones Gap Loop Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
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