Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

We did the lower trails and it’s a very short very pretty, easy hike. The falls are beautiful and there are places for some nice swimming too that seem safe!

very nice trail, however if you want a better view of the falls you need to take the lower falls trail. This trail takes you along the top of the falls with limited view of the falls themselves. lots of pretty views and easy trail grades. near the end the trail picks up a old railroad bed with railroad rail in numerous places. The trail does need maintenance with a fair amount of trees down but nothing that you can't navigate.

A fun hike! This was a prelude to my hiking the Foothills Trail four times.

The trail starts with a little grass area and red gate. It lead you to the top of the falls which is beautiful, closer to the edge you can see both the falls. We got a little lost finding the wooden gate it’s easy to walk right past if you aren’t looking. Good for cardio. There was a lot of down trees throughout the trail but overall a good hike!
Update: when You get to the top of the falls close to the edge to the right is a trail that leads straight down to the bottom of the falls

this is an easy hike. we are talking 500 yards from parking lot to the falks. the drive down into the valley is the toughest. che c k out the tree growing out of the rock!! my 4 boys loved it!

First real hike in SC. We're from Colorado so we have plenty of trail time. Nice li'l hike. The gate to the summit was closed so we respected it, but I wish we hadn't. We'll go back just to say we did it. Our first 3er! The trail was more steep than I expected. It broke my niece's will to walk. Not as challenging as the high country in the Rockies but the humidity did add a layer of difficulty. I look forward to many more of these day hikes.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent trail for all ages! Very easy walking that ends at a beautiful gorgeous waterfall !

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 trail unfortunately takes you to the top of the falls. We had to them go to the other falls trail which is only a quarter mile walk to see the falls from the bottom. They are incredible but would’ve preferred to know that this trail didn’t go with the falls pictures posted.

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.

We hiked the 2.5 trail to the top of the falls. About 250 yards in, there is a big blowdown that obscures a wooden gate that keeps you on the blue blazed trail. Be careful, because for some reason there are a couple blue blazes headed up the hill in the wrong direction. Definitely turn right and go through the wooden gate where you will see the trail markers headed down the hill. I would rate the hike as moderate and the scenery from the top of the falls makes it worthwhile.

the 2.5 mile trail is not well marked, there are downed trees at key turns that make the trail hard to follow. the blue markers are very worn but the path is easy to follow most of the way. great hike with even better views at the end.

Great hike for the day! Wasn’t expecting such a beautiful waterfall!!

Short and easy hike. Nice waterfall at the top, but not worth a long drive for such a short trail. Unfortunately, lots of graffiti... appears to be a local spot for various forms of social recreation.

Easy hike! Beautiful scenery for a picnic or family pictures!

The trail was very short and easy.

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.

A very pleasant hike
The waterfalls were lovely.
A few fallen trees but still pleasant. Good for ages 4 and up

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.

Easy trail to top of the falls for a beautiful view!

Moderate Difficulty with lots of downed trees. Nice view of the falls!

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.

Put “waterfall road Sumter, SC” into your GPS and it will take you right to the parking area for the easy hike.

Nice easy hike to two beautiful waterfalls.

Hard to find. When you think you've entered someone's back yard and pass a do not enter sign you know you're heading toward the trailhead. Beautiful in the spring when the water is rushing and the best when you hike (carefully) over to the waterfall and stand under it.

P.S. to the left of the main waterfall is a cool place to hike up and see the waterfalls at a difference vantage point. Also a cool/creepy cave up there.

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