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There are some well established camp sites right at the beginning of the trail, once I got past those it was complete solitude. Saw 3 people over 24 hours. Trail itself runs along the Chatooga and there are about 6 dispersed camping sites Allen g it’s banks. There aren’t any huge inclines/declines but plenty of fallen trees, washed out trails, etc to keep you on your toes. Would recommend it for those looking to get away from the crowded North Georgia areas.

Loved the rocks, the lake, and all the tree coverage. Would do again. Definitely

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

hiking
7 days ago

I did both loops. Late morning/early afternoon hike, and very few people on trail. There were a few places along the trail where tree branches fell due to recent storms. Forest views with beautiful overlook of lake. Lots of elevation changes.

This hike was more like walking up a drainage ditch. it was wet, muddy, and slick. The fact that it did not look like a trail wouldn't have been an issue if the trail was clearly marked, but it was not. very easy to get lost.There are ladders and slick flat rocks to walk over. I won't be doing this hike again.

Great hike for the entire family. Note the trail head is 75 feet from sign where you park your car; trailhead is marked by large boulders on both sides of trail start. When you reach the river you have to take a hard left in order to reach the waterfall. It is another .3 passing two streams.

After hiking the Foothills Trail four times I have seen this one enough. Besides I like Upper Whitewater Falls better..

hiking
26 days ago

There is NO biking allowed on this trail at all. Please remove that. Other than that it is a very nice trail.

Great trail with scenic views. Only did 8 miles and back. Found several great spots to fish and swim in the river. Several campsites located along the river. A few trees had fallen along the trail, but they were easy enough to step over or crawl under. A very small portion has been washed out along the river bank but it wasn't dangerous. I highly recommend it for camping. Overall not difficult, would be good for all skill levels.

Can actually hike side trails for a total of 13 miles. Bring bug spray and water. Early on weekdays is the best time to avoid crowds. My favorite place in the lowcountry to hike.

This is a very nice trail for everyone but it isnt a loop. it is mostly paved along the river. There are access points at both ends of the trail.
About a mile in is access to unpaived mountain bike trails I've never been on.
As a Pokemon Go fan I appreciate the fact that there are Pokestops at the beginning and one about a mile in as well as a gym about 3/4 mile in and tons of critters as I call them

One of my favorite waterfalls! The river was beautiful and the falls were roaring. I feel like the trail is varied and fairly easy for the first bit. On the way back up, it is quite steep for a ways. Very secluded and peaceful in late spring. For beginners who like a challenge!

this is an easy little hike around the lake inside Table Rock State Park. Not a ton of elevation change but a good view of the dam waterfall. really cool for the kids. plenty of places to wet a hook should you decide to.

The trail was in overall great shape. We hiked four miles in hoping to find big bend falls. It’s practically non-existent, we couldn’t find it and the trail boss said it’s really hard to find and not worth seeing. We ended up setting up camp about 4.2 mi in from the Burrell ford parking lot on a GREAT beach spot. Hiked back out the next day and stayed at the campgrounds there which were in good shape. Fishing was decent. Water was great for swimming. All around awesome. Definitely make sure you hit kings creek fall while you’re there it was the highlight to the trip.

The swinging bridge is closed as well as the blue star trail where it intersects north sugar creek

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, well marked trail. Beautiful waterfalls. Stop by the beach on your way out.

trail running
1 month ago

Great scenery with a little bit of history. The pavement is well taken care of.

For the most part, it’s an easy trail with a few steep incline hills

Great workout with a beautiful view the entire hike.

This trail was not as easy as I thought it would be! Great workout for me.

LOVE THIS TRAIL! My 2yo and 5yo really enjoy the small bridges, view of the dam overflow, and small creek crossings. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view of the lake. Also, there is a bench next to the dam that has the perfect view of Table Rock.

Fun hike. The "rim of the gap" portion is difficult, the rest is fairly moderate. Someone needs to do some chopping on the ROTG portion though. It's more of a suggestion than a trail.

Great trail with nice views/overlooks. Elevation changes galore - a very rewarding hike.

Moderate trail with a few steep spots/stairs but nothing too strenuous. Nice lookouts across the gorge on the way. Saw a few pretty big bear tracks along the trail. The spur trail to The Narrows is a must-do. Awesome view from the lookout.

Enjoyed this trail for a quick little jaunt through the woods! Definitely suggest taking the narrows trail to checkout the ready beautiful waterfall at the end.

Nice urban trail. It's paved so should have worn running shoes instead of our hiking boots

Good park for being close to a dense urban area.
The track starts with pavement and then becomes a mostly shaded path through woods around a small lake. The track is scenic.

Really nice part of Rock Hill

The trail is lovely and not too difficult. It was a perfect first backpack trip for my 10 year old. For a mid-week trip, the trail was pretty busy and there was one large group of backpackers that left a lot of trash... There is a small section of the trail along the river that is washed out and would be more than a little challenging in higher water. We also encountered a few snakes and I nearly stepped on a copperhead in the middle of the trail. The highlight? Seeing otters playing in the river while eating breakfast.

this trail is amazing definitely not for beginners I started on the Jones gap trail and then took number 6 (rim of the gap) to 15 to 7 to 3 back to 5 the whole thing took me 7 hours but I stopped to eat a couple times. I was way beyond impressed with the difficulty and absolute beauty of the rim of the gap! I only lost the trail one time and had to back track but the were a few times that I wondered if I was still going the right way which I think was the best part of this whole adventure! the trail is marked well it's just not a typical wide well beaten path like more moderate trails are. there were lots of water crossings which was fun but in the winter water proof boots would probably be a good idea! I can't put into words what a fantastic home this was!

Gorgeous river and waterfalls. Great swimming holes at the base of the initial decent. However this trail does not allow camping due to whitewater corridor protection (the reason for the 3 star rating). However we hiked to Thompson river, 2.7 miles past the turnaround. This was a spectacular 4 star hike. Next time we will start at Bad creek parking to get to Thompson river. (A lot of ticks in June!)

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