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Big Rock Mountain Summit Trail

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One way

0.9 miles

1.4 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

599 ft

182 m

Highest point

1,783 ft

544 m

Avg grade

14% (8°)

Elevation loss

-32 ft

-10 m

Max grade

34% (19°)

Elevation loss

-32 ft

-10 m

Avg grade

14% (8°)

Lowest point

1,216 ft

371 m


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Nine Times Forest and Nature Preserve, SC

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Shared by Timothy Parrish

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This is the trail to the summit of Big Rock. This trail's grade gradually increases as you get closer to the summit. The upper part is moderately strenuous due to the grade, but this is the easier route to access the summit (the other being a scramble up from the base of Big Rock).

The entrance to this trail is across the street from the gravel parking area also used for Nine Times Preserve. Cross the street, pass the wooden fence, and stay to the right. The trail will come to a powerline right-of-way where the forest has been cleared. Continue through this clearing and look for the wooden sign and continue into the forest. The trail will be all singletrack from this point on. Some sections will be steep, but without obstacles.

The trail will terminate at the summit of Big Rock where you can climb around on several...
This is the trail to the summit of Big Rock. This trail's grade gradually increases as you get closer to the summit. The upper part is moderately strenuous due to the grade, but this is the easier route to access the summit (the other being a scramble up from the base of Big Rock).

The entrance to this trail is across the street from the gravel parking area also used for Nine Times Preserve. Cross the street, pass the wooden fence, and stay to the right. The trail will come to a powerline right-of-way where the forest has been cleared. Continue through this clearing and look for the wooden sign and continue into the forest. The trail will be all singletrack from this point on. Some sections will be steep, but without obstacles.

The trail will terminate at the summit of Big Rock where you can climb around on several large boulders, following a few different trails to the summit. Some of these trails are strenuous but short. Once at the top, you'll have spectacular views of the surrounding area
No bikes, no horses.

Need to Know

No fee to use/enter. Parking is limited.

Flora & Fauna

Snakes, deer, birds, possibly bears.

Contacts

Land Manager: The Nature Conservancy - Nine Time Preserve

Shared by Timothy Parrish

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Greenville, SC
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Feb 12, 2020
Conditions: Mostly Dry
Rated difficulty: Difficult

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