Explore the most popular views 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.

Great trail. I went alone and no one else was around, very peaceful. I think I'll take my dog next time.

Climbed Table Rock on 1/9/19 with future son in law Jim. Try to climb early January each year to get the year off right. Cold but sunny day. Temp in mid 40s.
Love the climb. Strenuous is correct Well worth the view.

Very secluded and interesting site! Access road is interesting to say the least. Worth the time to visit.

incomplete. damage to northern portion. southern portions good for walking, running, and walking dogs. northern portion still a bit sketch.

short but sweet. easily accessible.

Good for birding and biking.

For local hikes, this is a five star hike. I only gave it three stars because if you are really wanting to compare it with trails all over the state, especially in the mountains, then this trail would not rate that high.

We hit this trail in mild rain, and temperature in the 40's. I hike with my dogs, so those are ideal conditions not to encounter other humans. The trail has some decent views, and decent rolling terrain. I started at the trail head and headed to the right side of the loop. After about 5 miles there was a nice Creek, with a small boat landing. So that is where we had a little picnic. There is a variety of views, marshes, Foster creek, some grassy areas...just a nice day in the woods.

mountain biking
2 days ago

1. Bring water
2. You're going to get muddy or wet
3. Bug spray if you plan on not standing still for more than a few seconds

The Bluffs are nice but the short loop trail was flooded near the river, so there wasn’t a lot of area to explore. Still nice for a quick afternoon visit.

2 days ago

Very informative. Great for families.

I have hiked this trail several times over the years. It’s a fairly easy trail with some interesting landmarks. I have never been there when the trail was entirely, but I’ve never seen a huge crowd either. This trail is good for any season

While I stood on the Creek Dock, two dolphins swam right by the dock. Saw quite a few herons, including a shy Green Heron, Cormorants, and Egrets. Really nice walk.

3 days ago

The ranger was not exaggerating the amount of steps and elevation gain that are involved in this hike but as promised it has some great views. If you have knee hip or ankle issues be prepared for lots of uneven steps maybe consider using poles. We hiked this after a lot of rain so the trail was fairly muddy. No shortage of waterfalls to see on the way up. Lots of large boulders to stop and take a break. For SC this is a great option if you are looking for a challenge. Overall great hike.

Great trail with kids or dogs!!

While this hike is just straight up an old rod bed for two miles, it’s worth it for the view. And the solitude.

First day 2019 Hike from Kings Mountain State Park, SC to Boulders Access area,Crowders Mountain State Park, NC. KM National Recreation Trail from the Campground to Ridgeline Trail. Well maintained and marked. $ 2 fee in KMSP. 8.8 out and back.

I did this trail for the second time yesterday and it was great. The trail is easily marked, not crowded, and beautiful the whole way.

Nice and easy trail with beautiful waterfall

Great trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

Paved trail and great views. Worth doing this walk if you’re wanting inclines and declines

nice hike , be prepared to pay entry fee to State Park

Beautiful waterfall! Highly recommend!

It was an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall! We took our 7 year old here for his first hike and now he’s extremely excited to do it again! We did go after it rained and the ground was pretty wet.

Loved this place. So beautiful and quiet. Also easy to hike for beginners and dogs that might not be used to much exercise.

It is truly tragic that so many people intentionally defile such beautiful, natural wonders like 40 Acre Rock but thankfully we are still able to marvel at the remaining features our home provides and this one is nothing short of amazing. The main rock itself is impressive on its own without the lovely little streams that meander through the forest below, one of which is fed by an impressive (at the right season) series of waterfalls. A quick loop, plus a few detours, is in my opinion a great way to spend part of the day.

01/07/19. The trail itself was easy to walk on; however there were quite a few areas that trees had fallen over the trail. Most were small pines that were easy to walk over; however, there some big trees that we had to climb over or crawl under in order to proceed on the trail. One switchback was completely blocked but we were able to cut through the forest to avoid the blockage and resume the trail.

Accessing Secret Falls (located on Crane Creek) is not easy. had it been a separate trail, I would rate it as HARD. The 50-60° incline was very 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.

We walked trail as an in-and-out so total hike was 7.1 miles and took about 5 hours, including breaks. Signage at the trailheads clearly state the trail is 3.5 miles one way.

Note: The campgrounds at the Cherry Hill Recreation Area are closed until 04/01/2019 and the gates closed/locked. Parking and the trailhead is accessible.


on Carrick Creek Loop

7 days ago

Nice little nature walk.

7 days ago

Great for the whole family! A hidden gem.

Great place to visit very flowey trails Pretty will maintain It is January 2019 right now and think its closed due to weather or the government shutdown not sure exactly We have had a lot of rain in the last month.

Very convenient view of the waterfall. The trail has some interesting things to see and has numerous placards telling history of the site.

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