Trying to find the best South Carolina trails? AllTrails has 558 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Congaree National Park or around Mountain Rest, Greenville or Cleveland we've got you covered. If you're looking for great South Carolina state park trails, check out Table Rock State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Clemson Experimental Forest or Pleasant Ridge Park near Slater. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 344 easy trails in South Carolina ranging from 0.6 to 33.9 miles and from 0 to 3,225 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The trail is a short, pretty walk through the woods but nothing spectacular. I did really love checking out the logging road across the street. Will definitely hit this place up again when the leaves change. The logging road turns into a trail that weaves in and out of the Wildlife Management Area and private property (didn’t realize this until I was there) the entrance of the logging road does say foot traffic is welcomed.

Very nice short hike. Beautiful waterfalls in several places with the biggest at the midpoint.

I loved this hike! It’d say it’s moderate, but not too strenuous. Took about an hour and half total to hike there and back. Trail is nice, but be prepared to cross 2-3 creeks (not too bad). Waterfall is worth the hike!

Easy hike to a great waterfall. Some parts of the trail are a bit narrow and steep. Other than that, great, easy hike!

This was a great and slightly challenging hike to get to the top of South Carolina. The trail is very straight forward and marked by tree blazes. The views at top were spectacular and you can see for miles in every single direction. The summit tower was a great addition to Sassafras Mountain. The total hike took around 5 hours with many stops for photos and had lunch at the top. Definitely recommend for an intermediate level to get to the top of a state highpoint.

This is a short hike but the view is amazing, nice escape from the quarantine and actually open! A bit tricky to find, wish they had signs but met a hiker that help.

Nice paved bike path. 7.2 miles back and forth. Scenic, mostly shaded, easy for all.

Nice quick little trail, begins and ends at nice spots on the Whitewater River. Watch the trail, we did see a black snake Sunni g itself on the trail today.

Beautiful and a sampling of different types of nature.

6 days ago

Fun day hike and is easy/moderate. Estimate first .75 mile is a gradual uphill where you tell yourself you'll be walking down on your return. Gravel/dirt road is wide until you reach upper 2nd pond. Loved the entire walk around the 2nd pond & seeing the waterfall with a good mountain view.

Trails were very wide and clear. They have had machines running over them working on the back ponds which are worth the walk out for the marsh view. Not marked but easy to follow. The map shows the their running trail but there is more. Saw a nice 8 foot gator from a distance. The loop is a great kid hike

Great day for this trail. Warm and windy so the bugs weren't a factor. No one in sight just birds, turtles, gators, and a snake.

running
bridge out
6 days ago

Good trail run. Saw reports of too many people, but I did not experience that at all especially on the trails. Everyone was very courteous and moved over and held their dogs out of the path as well. The bridge out isn’t a huge deal unless you end up in the other side needing to get back, but you can always backtrack. Very good running spot and you can manage to get just a couple or a lot more miles in.

The park was closed today. Will come back another time.

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

beautiful easy hike. Waterfall was gorgeous and the pup loved swimming in the water.

no shade
7 days ago

nice place with some history. good place to have lunch, but other than that, not too much to it.

This was a beautiful hike. If you have an off road vehicle..keep driving when you get to the forestry road marked 748c where you may see some cars parked. The forestry road will take you all the way to the trail head. The river and waterfall were absolutely breathtaking. Fun drive & fun hike!

We did the trail today, family of 4, youngest recently turned 3. The little one could handle most of the terrain on her own, we just had to carry or help her over the creek crossings. She did get tired and we ended up carrying her for spells, but you’ll have to guess the stamina of your own littles! We forgot to track our mileage, but based on estimated steps from our phones I think it’s a little longer than 3 miles, could be closer to 2 miles on your way to the falls. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The falls are beautiful! The views along the way are pretty, too. The picnic tables are plentiful at the entrance, so this was good for a half-day adventure of hiking and a picnic lunch with kids.

mountain biking
7 days ago

First time ~ Great Wall and Deep Step today. Great ride, beautiful views....as the trees leaf out the views will be diminished. Good mix of mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers.

hiking
off trail
rocky
7 days ago

mountain biking
7 days ago

First ride. Not difficult. Was an all around fun ride. Will be back for sure.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
washed out
7 days ago

This trail is a gem of the upstate. Very smooth hiking until the end where you reach the waterfall. Follow the pink ribbons and then stay straight at the orange ribbon to reach the falls. Highly recommend giving this one a try.

Nice little hike. Several good elevation changes which might make this relatively short hike feel moderate for some. Views were pleasant and there weren’t too many people out and about. Overall glad to have found a place to hike while state parks are closed.

mountain biking
muddy
7 days ago

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