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Foothills Trail

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A 77-mile trail linking Oconee and Table Rock State Parks.


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78.6

Miles

126.5

KM

Point to Point

3,549' 1,082 m

High

1,115' 340 m

Low

13,751' 4,191 m

Up

14,348' 4,373 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

A beautiful trail through the foothills in North and South Carolina. It features numerous waterfalls and stunning views on the eastern half.

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  4.7 from 17 votes

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Bald Rock View    [ Pinnacle Mountain Trail / Foothills Trail ]
Apr 10, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Trail passing under rocky outcrop. Water will be falling over top during periods of wet weather.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC
View from atop Bald Rock.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Some of the beautiful scenery along the creek.
Feb 19, 2019 near Pickens, SC
Small waterfall on Carrick Creek.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Stack of rock slabs along trail.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC

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Dec 28, 2020
Jacob Forrest
Yearly review hike for reflection and planning. Spent the day just a bit in. Very short hike. Beautiful spot just off trail. — 7h 23m
Sep 26, 2020
Jacob Forrest
Hiking with John Kemp — 9h 46m
Jul 18, 2020
Nate Akers
78.5mi
May 24, 2020
Staci Spring
Oct 8, 2019
Giovanni Bedoya
77mi — 12h 45m
Jul 1, 2019
Bill Flodder
Start for last segment. 29.1 to the end. — 10h 30m
May 4, 2019
Ryne Hughey
Hiked form 2 miles before Canebrake to Laurel Valley access. Had rain for a couple hours. This was my favorite section of the trail. 16.5mi
May 3, 2019
Ryne Hughey
Hiked from Bad Creek Access to campsite 2 miles from Canebrake. It was a long day and our first hike of this year also Sherri's first overnight hike. 17.6mi