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one of the first solo hikes I've done, if your in the clemson/central area looking for a fairly easy escape, this is your place to go, very pretty waterfall, places by the river to sit, very easy. just be careful of wet leafs

Decent view but very close to rushing traffic and it’s smell. Not ideal for clear days when it’s crowded.

Stunning historic bridge and rushing water. Plenty of foot traffic and some police presence when we went. Truly gorgeous walk.

1 day ago

Wow! So beautiful today even with the rain! The open fields of green stood out with the brown trees. While is was soggy the hike was easy. The parking area is just slightly past the directions on the right. As noted in a previous review the Creek crossings, are marked with a blue tag. Your feet will get wet on the 4 crossings. Luckily today wasn’t a cold day so I survived! The falls were beautiful. The last section of the trail has quite a few downed trees from all of the recent rain and storms. Well worth the hike though.

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.

Nice walk.

mountain biking
2 days ago

very muddy from all the rain but still a nice loop for a family ride.

Never disappoints! Absolutely love this bridge!

2 days ago

It’s a hard hike but it’s so beautiful! Just show how early cause there is normally a hour wait time just to get into the park.

Great hike, plan on getting muddy even if it hasn't rained in some time. I take my dog with me all the time but please remove your dog's waste from the path itself. Great place to start is the Awendaw canoe launch, turn around at the Buck Hall rec area, makes about an 8 mile round trip hike. Bring a good amount of water.

A bit more traveled and fairly flat and accessible. Safer trail for pets. Views of the eagles that nest on the lagoon!

Fantastic if you want a fun bike loop. Moderate if hiking. Animal wildlife is still bouncing back after hurricanes, but the blow downs have all been removed and the trail is great! Even found some chicken of the woods!

3 days ago

Even in winter it’s a beautiful space with a variety of windy uphill to straight areas to rest. We loaded kids on our shoulders and explored until the paths got too muddy, destabilised in parts it seems by horse traffic.

3 days ago

I hike this trail about once a week with my dog and it never gets old. Clockwise is my preferred direction; putting the steep half along the water first. With all the rain we’ve had parts of the trail are very muddy. There are some tricky parts and water crossings on rocks so take your time. The downhill switch backs are frequented by bicycles so stay alert.

Fairly accessible. Great spot to photograph wildlife!

I usually do this loop with the Dismal climb at the end. I take my 45lb dog and he loves it. Yes, I have to help him up and down the ladders, but it’s worth it to have him with me. We’ve never had any major trouble. It’s a great workout with a variety of scenery, suspension bridge, & plenty of technical aspects to keep it interesting. Don’t forget to take the spur on Raven Cliff trail to the overlook at the end. It’s cool to see where you just were.

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.

Great trail. I went alone and no one else was around, very peaceful. I think I'll take my dog next time.

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.

Very secluded and interesting site! Access road is interesting to say the least. Worth the time to visit.

incomplete. damage to northern portion. southern portions good for walking, running, and walking dogs. northern portion still a bit sketch.

Good for birding and biking.

For local hikes, this is a five star hike. I only gave it three stars because if you are really wanting to compare it with trails all over the state, especially in the mountains, then this trail would not rate that high.

We hit this trail in mild rain, and temperature in the 40's. I hike with my dogs, so those are ideal conditions not to encounter other humans. The trail has some decent views, and decent rolling terrain. I started at the trail head and headed to the right side of the loop. After about 5 miles there was a nice Creek, with a small boat landing. So that is where we had a little picnic. There is a variety of views, marshes, Foster creek, some grassy areas...just a nice day in the woods.

mountain biking
7 days ago

1. Bring water
2. You're going to get muddy or wet
3. Bug spray if you plan on not standing still for more than a few seconds

The Bluffs are nice but the short loop trail was flooded near the river, so there wasn’t a lot of area to explore. Still nice for a quick afternoon visit.

7 days ago

Very informative. Great for families.

I have hiked this trail several times over the years. It’s a fairly easy trail with some interesting landmarks. I have never been there when the trail was entirely, but I’ve never seen a huge crowd either. This trail is good for any season

While I stood on the Creek Dock, two dolphins swam right by the dock. Saw quite a few herons, including a shy Green Heron, Cormorants, and Egrets. Really nice walk.

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.

Nice loop trail with a portion of it providing lake views. Well maintained and partially paved. Very well marked. Moderately trafficked for a winter hike. Great option considering it’s in the middle of the capitol city.

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