Explore the most popular Paddle Sports trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
2 days ago

Beautiful trail run. Either I took a wrong turn or this route is far more than 12.6 miles. I ran with two different GPS watches. Both gave mileage at 11+ miles with 4 more miles to finish. I ended up walking 3.39 miles.

Great place to hike out with your dog and then you both can enjoy a refreshing dip in the river after. Busy on the weekends and very hot days. Travel a bit further past the main parking area and there is a smaller area less known.

Took bikes with my granddaughters and enjoyed the whole thing. Well paved and mark.( such as hill coming). Beautiful plant life along the way. Can be busy, so be careful on your bikes.

What a lovely waterfall and easy to get to via paved trail and just a short few hundred feet from the parking lot. A swimming hole too for families, so get there early because the parking lot is small.

Gorgeous easy trail. Iron truss bridge at the trail head. Small waterfall with shallow water and a wide beach. Historic markers throughout. Highly recommended!

Great and short trail once you find it! Must be fantastic in March when the flowers bloom ( I have my calendar marked for next year).

hiking
1 month ago

Very well maintained. Several different eco systems. Saw a big gator going through the rice fields. Enjoyed the hike !

I found out after arriving, that I needed a DOD ID or a pass which cost $10 and takes 1-6 weeks to get because it’s part of the base. There were so many bikers and the trail is so narrow it made it difficult to go hiking with my dog. Some parts were not very “trail” like because it was just walking in a wide open grass path or paved path near a road. If you aren’t military or have this pass i wouldn’t risk it.

According to Google Map, there is a short trail called the Piedmont Medical Center Trail, One end start from the Piedmont Medical Center (photo shows the land without buildings yet) The other end at River Park is call South Trailhead. (34.95613, -80.94922)

paddle sports
1 month ago

Kayaked this loop in about 2 1/2 hours, with a lot of fishing going on. Saw 6 alligators, biggest one being about 6 ft in length. Caught a 5 lb Largemouth Bass as the best catch of the day. Loved this trip.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

The trail was a good start for beginners , the trail was marked well. It's over grown in some spots an trees fallen on the path. other then that it's a wonderful trail cant wait for the next one!

Trail wasn’t well marked. It took us about 20 minutes just to find it. It’s not well marked on the AllTrails map either. Overall it was ok for a short little nature hike. We saw turtles, crab and my face saw a few spiders webs. It was a little wet but that was expected since we’ve had lots of rain lately. Overall it was just fair.

pretty trail by the river but about a half mile in we ran into very large private property signs.

on Caw Caw Trail

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

This is great place to take photos of eagles , birds, and alligators.

The oconee bell bloom in March is not to be missed. The trail is an easy walk through a well marked wood land.

hiking
blowdown
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

While the trail was designed for biking, we found it perfect for trail running. The trail was dry when we were there in mid-March, and there was no one on it during our sunset run.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail, lots of wildlife out.

Very nice trail. It is great for kids and has the rewarding benefit of traversing a Revolutionary War battlefield.

hiking
3 months ago

Mainly a bike trail but decided to hike the trail with my dog. Trail is in good condition. No spectacular views just plain old walking in the woods. But you never know what you are gonna find while hiking. One spot in the trail had alot of old glass bottles thrown off to the side. Alot still intact. Came across a old dog that followed me the rest of the way to my truck. Put him in the back and after searching house to house (in the rain for an hour) came across his owner. Turns out the the old dog which name is Prince had been missing for a week. Keep your eyes out like I said never know what you will come up on.

hiked this trail yesterday. lots of exposed roots from all the rain but very easy. boardwalks were new and the trail is nicely kept. I am definitely doing this one again soon.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

This is a unique trail. It was really impassable because of the all the mud. They close and lock the gate at 5 pm, so be aware of when you plan your visit.

hiking
4 months ago

Great family friendly trail. Lots of wildlife- mostly birds as it was a cold and windy day.

This is a beautiful trail!! Nice scenery with the water right beside the trail !

mountain biking
4 months ago

Lots of roots for my hard-tail bike but it’s just the right length for a good one hour stress relief ride at least three times a week. Don’t be afraid of puddles or swamp animals and you’ll be in for a great ride/ hike... hiking it takes about 4-4.5 hrs. Love this place... beautiful trees too, especially in the “Amazon” section.

walking
muddy
4 months ago

This is a very well-maintained trail. The first part is basically a concrete sidewalk that leads to a small waterfall on a tributary of Cedar Shoals, From there, the battlefield trail leads into the scene of the Battle of Musgrove Mills from the Revolutionary War. The trail features a large number of signs outlining the battle and various developments that led to the American victory. It's a short and very easy walk. We recorded 1.9 miles to and from the parking lot. The thing that struck me about this trail is the amount of holly trees along the trail. Haven't seen this many on any other trail. It also features a couple of the biggest holly trees I've ever seen.

Great for someone wanting a historic walk. Well marked and good historic signage. Good for families and dogs.

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

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