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Perfect day for a hike like this. I'm in very good shape and it took me just under 3 hours including my rest at the top. Bring a snack and water, you'll need it!

This trail was very quick and lovely at the same time. Trail is narrow in places..so be careful...views along the way towards the look out at Glassy Mtn. but once you get there you just want to sit down and inhale the beautiful view.

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2 days ago

We survived the Table Rock trail! Me and my wife, daughter and Australian Shepard completed this hike in six hours. We stopped quite a few times on the way up to take water and snack breaks. It was very challenging for us, but the views from the top made it worth every minute of it. Having our dog with us helped out, she pulled me up the mountain and we made the descent in a little over two hours. What a hike, just go and enjoy this beautiful trail!

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3 days ago

Hiking this trail was the highlight of my summer. My friend and I are in our 40s. I am overweight. We started at 9 am and went at a slow pace, stopping at Governor's Point at noon and arriving at the top at 1 pm. We explored several viewing areas around the summit. The view was breathtaking. I slid to my bum twice on the way down due to poor tread on my old sneakers. We arrived at the parking lot at 4:30.

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4 days ago

Nice hike, lots of steps. Hard on my bad knees. Good views at the top when not cloudy.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

The Palmetto Trail to the Falls Connector Trail is well maintained and was a very nice hike. Once we got on the connector trail there was a lot of downed trees presumably from one of the recent tropical storms or hurricanes that past through or near the area. Very large trees were down across the trail and into the creek. We couldn’t make it all the way to the falls but got close. Overall a nice hike with beautiful scenery.

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

Definitely worth the visit.

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12 days ago

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12 days ago

Great exercise and great views. Lots of rocks and roots to keep your attention along the trail. There are a couple of small waterfalls in the lower section. Didn't see anyone on the climb up or while hanging out on the overlook. Make sure to take some water because the first 2 miles will get your heart pumping.

quick and easy trail, nice views. a bit narrow. unmarked but very neat down and easy to follow. trail starts at the small sign on right side of road, just past where the church road comes off of glassy mtn road. breaks into 2 about a mile in: left leads to the towers, right continues on. if you continue right it breaks into 3: left leads to towers, middle and right are a short loop around to a beautiful look out.

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18 days ago

Pro tip: the beginning of the trail is not at the top of the road there’s a sign about ½ way up the road on the right saying foot traffic only from this point. That’s the beginning.

Nice easy hike with a nice view overlooking Pickens. Pretty quick hike as well. Trail is not marked by any signs so just stay on the worn path.