Explore the most popular birding trails near Sunset with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Some road noise at first but well marked and maintained. Some not so easy uphill and downhill parts if you are trying it with 4 children under the age of 4! Nice little waterfalls.

Great hike with the pups! Nice wide trail that was well marked. Once we got the stairs, the trail got much narrower, but still manageable. Pretty views.

start your hike at Chimney top gap for a decent uphill hike to get to the summit overlook. Most sites have the trailhead starting at the summit.

This is actually the foothills trail that goes to Table Rock via Hickory Nut. About a mile in there is a choice point between palmetto trail and foot hills trail. There is a map and information at that choice point. Foothills trail remains a trail the few miles I've walked on this section. Palmetto trail turns into a logging road, which can get a bit boring.

Went there last week. Awesome and difficult hike. Headed back in June. I didn't bring my camera as it was supposed to rain. Did it in 3 days.

Great trail. One of the best I’ve done yet!! Trail had a lot of great views, waterfalls, and much more. If you do this make sure you take plenty of protein to help your muscles recovery from all the climbing you will do. This only took us about a day and half. We ventured a little off course to get the overview of table rock as well.

Great hike. Beautiful waterfall.

backpacking
7 months ago

Great trail. It should be noted that there are no campsites in Table rock state park and it is against park rules to camp along the trail, so plan on doing the whole loop without stopping? We went in January and completed this in three days and two nights. We saw about twelve day hikers and I have been told that TBRSP is very crowded during the peak season. There is evidence of a previous forest fire throughout this whole trail. There are lots of rock caves. Water is not an issue except along the ridge trail.

Tough hike but fun and challenging. Not much to see along the way but great to see the view at the top of Sassafras Mtn. Did this hike in mid September.

We did this hike on a Sunday and saw only 2 people on the trail until we got to the top of Sassafras Mtn. Starting at Foothills Trail parking lot off Hwy 178 near Rocky Bottom, we went to Sassafras (via Chimney Top Gap) and back down in about 5 hours. The trailhead is just across the street near the bridge. A total of just over 9 miles. We had lunch at the top of the mountain and took some great photos. This is a challenging trail, but a fun hike. We had hoped to start at Sassafras and go to Table Rock, but Hurricane Irma got her way and messed up some of the trails so, which were closed and we did not get to hike over. Next time!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Awesome Trail

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nice hike, took me an hour each way. my trail didn't match the AllTrails route. I started up the road from the foothills trail parking lot, at the metal gates. The trail is marked with yellow blazes. The hardest part is coming back up from the overlook, but even that wasn't terrible. The hike along the ridge had a nice view of the mountains since the trees are still bare. Only saw a handful of people, even on a Sunday. The Narrows itself is pretty. Too bad you can't get closer to it.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lovely, not too challenging hike. Very nice 'narrows' waterfall at the end.

hiking
Thursday, January 26, 2017

this hike was pretty easy to the narrows. coming back, I broke a bit of a sweat. we started the trail around 4:30 pm and ended up having the whole area to ourselves, although we walked back in the dark. the end viewpoint is definitely worth it.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

trail was marked well and had some nice spots down at the gorge such as The Narrows. steep toward the end but good hike.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful as always. As of today (5/15/16) camping is still prohibited. :(

camping
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Easy hike to a lovely creekside campsite.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

We hiked from laurel valley to the top of Sassafras Mountain. It's 4.7 miles with a pretty consistent incline the whole way. It was very well maintained and a great hike! We definitely got a good workout!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This is where I decided to take my wife on her first overnight hike. It was the perfect trail for a good experience with primitive camping.

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Hiked on Saturday (5/24). The trail is relatively easy. However coming up from the gorge can be a bit of a workout. Camping is now prohibited near the creek due to the risk of dead trees falling. There are lots of places to sit and enjoy a lunch.

hiking
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Great trail and well maintained.

hiking
Monday, April 23, 2012

We hiked this trail today. Weather was partly cloudy with occasional rain showers. This trail was really quite easy in my opinion and I rarely hike. The falls at the narrows was worth the hike. We didn't see a single person on the trail. Would suggest it for a family hike!

camping
Monday, March 07, 2011

Have done this trail a few times always for the purpose of camping. Will be going back. It offers so much for so many, day hikes along the sluice, fishing, or just plain relaxing.

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