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Gems in South Carolina - 6

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gem Favorite Reward after a climb up Rainbow Falls Trail to find Rainbow Falls, view from the lower level.

Rainbow Falls

(15) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite The view from the top of Table Rock makes climbing it worth the effort!

Table Rock Viewpoint

(7) Pickens, SC
gem Favorite Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge

Raven Cliff Falls

(10) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite Jones Gap Falls next to the Middle Saluda River off a little side trail from Jones Gap Trail

Jones Gap Falls

(12) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite Yellow Branch falls

Yellow Branch Falls

(6) Walhalla, SC
gem Favorite Sassafrass Mountain  SC/NC Border  Foothills Trail

Sassafras Mountain

(5) Brevard, NC

Recommended Routes in South Carolina - 27

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Favorite Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge
Difficult

Raven Cliff Falls Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km 1,681' Up 512.27 m Up 1,683' Down 512.95 m Down

Slater-…, SC
Favorite Lower boardwalk can be flooded. Check with the ranger or the website before you head out.
Easy

Boardwalk Loop Trail

2.3 mi 3.8 km 76' Up 23.08 m Up 76' Down 23.23 m Down

Gadsden, SC
Favorite The view from the top of Table Rock makes climbing it worth the effort!
Difficult

Pinnacle Trail to Table Rock Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 2,899' Up 883.69 m Up 2,899' Down 883.75 m Down

Pickens, SC
Favorite Falls Creek Falls is a towering, yet beautiful must-see.
Difficult

Falls Creek Falls

2.0 mi 3.2 km 624' Up 190.19 m Up 625' Down 190.37 m Down

Slater-…, SC
Favorite October trail run Paris Mountain Greenville, SC.
Intermediate

Sulfur Springs Loop

4.1 mi 6.6 km 786' Up 239.53 m Up 785' Down 239.29 m Down

Wade Ha…, SC
Favorite The Middle Saluda River near and across on Jones Gap Trail (to the left TH in pic and across bridge standing on, Jones Gap Ranger Station and emergency 911 phone since no cell signal).
Difficult

Jones Gap Loop

12.6 mi 20.3 km 3,318' Up 1011.38 m Up 3,319' Down 1011.63 m Down

Slater-…, SC
Favorite You can scramble right up to the base of the small waterfall in the spillway off the Wild Azalea Trail.
Intermediate

Lake Haigler Loop

1.5 mi 2.4 km 92' Up 28.17 m Up 93' Down 28.28 m Down

Fort Mill, SC
Favorite The Middle Saluda River near and across on Jones Gap Trail (to the left TH in pic and across bridge standing on, Jones Gap Ranger Station and emergency 911 phone since no cell signal).
Very Difficult

Jones Gap - Caesars Head Loop

28.5 mi 45.9 km 6,337' Up 1931.51 m Up 6,336' Down 1931.18 m Down

Slater-…, SC
Favorite Zoom shot of falls
Intermediate

Lower Whitewater Falls Hike

4.3 mi 6.9 km 843' Up 257.09 m Up 844' Down 257.11 m Down

Walhalla, SC

South Carolina Hiking

  • 1,640 Miles 2,640 Kilometers of Trail
  • 29 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 245 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 212 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 27 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within South Carolina

Trails in South Carolina - 455

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Table Rock Trail
Difficult
Pickens, SC
Difficult
Pickens, SC 30 
78.6 mi 126.5 km #2Foothills Trail
Difficult
Walhalla, SC
Difficult
Walhalla, SC 18 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Daniel Island Waterfront Trail
Easy
North Charleston, SC
Easy
North Charleston, SC
6.9 mi 11.1 km #5Great Wall
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
52.8 mi 84.9 km #6Bartram Trail #164 - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Issaqueena Lake Trail
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
3.0 mi 4.8 km #8Paradise Loop
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
8.3 mi 13.3 km #9Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC
Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC 14 
9.2 mi 14.8 km #10The Palmetto Trail: Saluda Mountains Passage
Tryon, NC
Tryon, NC

Photos of South Carolina - 363

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The forested section of the trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC
Lakeside trail
Jun 13, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Whitewater Falls
Nov 15, 2020 near Walhalla, SC
Lower boardwalk can be flooded. Check with the ranger or the website before you head out.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Charleston, SC, USA
Apr 9, 2020 near Charleston, SC
Sunset over marsh - Folly Beach, SC
Apr 9, 2020 near Folly B…, SC
A picture of trees at Campbell's lake in Patrick, South Carolina. The reflection on the water in this one is nice.
Apr 9, 2020 near Cheraw, SC
Sunsets and dolphins
Dec 10, 2019 near Hilton…, SC