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Gems in Upstate SC - 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

(17) 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

(12) 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 Sassafrass Mountain  SC/NC Border  Foothills Trail

Sassafras Mountain

(6) Brevard, NC
gem Favorite Yellow Branch falls

Yellow Branch Falls

(7) Walhalla, SC

Recommended Routes in Upstate SC - 20

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Favorite Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge
Difficult 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
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Favorite The view from the top of Table Rock makes climbing it worth the effort!
Difficult 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
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Favorite One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
Difficult Difficult

Falls Creek Falls

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

Slater-…, SC
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Favorite Hard to research, so here is BC site #D3, no fires, pet friendly, water access is behind me down a very steep embankment not easy after a long hike, easier if gotten before getting to camp. Closes to Moonshine and Confusion Falls trail to enjoy longer.
Very Difficult 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
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Favorite You can scramble right up to the base of the small waterfall in the spillway off the Wild Azalea Trail.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite October trail run Paris Mountain Greenville, SC.
Intermediate 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
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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 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
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Favorite Zoom shot of falls
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Some of the beautiful scenery along the creek.
Intermediate Intermediate

Carrick Creek Trail

2.0 mi 3.3 km 353' Up 107.55 m Up 353' Down 107.46 m Down

Pickens, SC
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Upstate SC Hiking

  • 881 Miles 1,418 Kilometers of Trail
  • 20 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 126 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 210 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 36 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Upstate SC - 352

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Table Rock Trail
Difficult Difficult
Pickens, SC
Difficult Difficult
Pickens, SC 33 
78.6 mi 126.5 km #2Foothills Trail
Difficult Difficult
Walhalla, SC
Difficult Difficult
Walhalla, SC 25 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Issaqueena Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Clemson, SC
6.9 mi 11.1 km #5Great Wall
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Winding Stairs Trail #225
Intermediate Intermediate
Walhalla, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Walhalla, SC
8.3 mi 13.3 km #7Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC 16 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #8Yellow Branch Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Walhalla, SC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Walhalla, SC
2.7 mi 4.3 km #9Triple Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Clemson, SC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Lakeside Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Pickens, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Pickens, SC

Photos of Upstate SC - 262

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The view from the top of Table Rock makes climbing it worth the effort!
Mar 11, 2017 near Pickens, SC
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).
Nov 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Bald Rock View    [ Pinnacle Mountain Trail / Foothills Trail ]
Apr 10, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Table Rock view.
Apr 13, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Alternate access to Moonshine and Confusion Falls by crossing Matthews Creek using Asbury Trail across private camp land that allows seasonal access to Asbury trail currently. Also, easy spot for water before the campsites with water more of challenge.
Dec 2, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
Hard to research, so here is BC site #D3, no fires, pet friendly, water access is behind me down a very steep embankment not easy after a long hike, easier if gotten before getting to camp. Closes to Moonshine and Confusion Falls trail to enjoy longer.
Dec 2, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
Lakeside trail
Jun 13, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Whitewater Falls
Nov 15, 2020 near Walhalla, SC

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