Best trails in Mountain Rest, South Carolina

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Looking for a great trail near Mountain Rest, South Carolina? AllTrails has 42 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 Warwoman Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 25 moderate trails in Mountain Rest ranging from 1.5 to 18.2 miles and from 1,469 to 3,129 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 Mountain Rest, South Carolina
Top trails (42)
#1 - King Creek Falls Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 51 m
#2 - Foothills Trail Through Hike
Oconee State Park
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Length: 77.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail can be hiked from either Oconee State Park or Table Rock State Park. The majority of the trail hikes through Sumter National Forest and Elliott Rock Wilderness. The only way to appreciate the numerous washes, gorges, rivers and mountains is to set foot on this trail from start to finish. This is no walk in the woods and planning should be taken seriously. There are numerous bail out points making it accessible in case of emergencies. This trip will test your backpacking skills and it is worth every minute of it.Show more
#3 - Hidden Falls Trail
Oconee State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
#4 - Chattooga River Trail
Ellicott Rock Wilderness
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
This trail reaches the popular Ellicott's Rock. This wilderness area spans over 9,000 acres. It offers great hiking, primitive camping, and fishing. You can hike to where N.C., S.C. & GA meet on the Chattooga River.Show more
#5 - Spoonauger Falls via Chattooga River Trail
Ellicott Rock Wilderness
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
#6 - Chattooga Trail to Lick Log Falls from Burrells Ford Campground
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 7 h 18 m
#7 - Chattooga Trail from Lick Log and Pig Pen Falls
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
This trail could also be hiked point-to-point ending at Highway 28.Show more
#8 - Licklog and Pigpen Falls via Foothills Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
#9 - Tamassee Knob Trail
Oconee State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#10 - Miuka Falls (Cheohee Falls) and Secret Falls via Winding Stairs Trail
Sumter National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
PLEASE NOTE: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area. A 75-foot waterfall tucked away along this moderate trail helps make the Winding Stairs Trail one of the finest beginner trails in northwest South Carolina. If you start at the northern trailhead at the Cherry Hill Recreation Area, this meandering, out and back path is an easy hike. Accessing Secret Falls (located on Crane Creek, however, is not as easy. The incline is difficult to transverse more so due to the mud and wet leaves. If you are prepared for a strenuous climb back to the trail, getting down and into the water is well worth the side trip. The waterfall is gorgeous. Standing beside the river itself, you are able to glance up and see a good portion of the falls without any obstruction, even when summer brings masses of foliage. The hike out is relatively easy thanks to a couple of switchbacks. All-in-all, this trail is a nice addition to a larger day's activities. The waterfall is gorgeous and definitely worth experiencing.Show more
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