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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

(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 Sassafras Mountain Overlook

Sassafras Mountain

(6) Brevard, NC
gem Favorite Yellow Branch falls

Yellow Branch Falls

(7) Walhalla, SC

Recommended Routes in South Carolina - 29

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Favorite October trail run Paris Mountain Greenville, SC.
Intermediate

Derek's Lazy Loop

2.9 mi 4.6 km 322' Up 98.12 m Up 320' Down 97.48 m Down

Travele…, 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 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 One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
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 On the 7K GTC Trail, expect to make a road crossing before reaching the singletrack climbing.
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 Man-made waterfall on Lake Placid Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Placid Trail

0.9 mi 1.4 km 126' Up 38.38 m Up 123' Down 37.62 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).
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 Fall colors
Intermediate

Milliken & Company Arboretum Main Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km 94' Up 28.62 m Up 93' Down 28.28 m Down

Saxon, SC

South Carolina Running

  • 1,606 Miles 2,585 Kilometers of Trail
  • 29 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 255 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 278 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 37 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within South Carolina

Trails in South Carolina - 541

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11.1 mi 17.8 km #1The Palmetto Trail: Hub City Passage
Easy
Spartanburg, SC
Easy
Spartanburg, SC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #2Watergauge Trail #210
Easy
Walhalla, SC
Easy
Walhalla, SC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Big Island Ford Trail #146C
Easy
Mountain City, GA
Easy
Mountain City, GA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Hood Center Trail
Easy
Rock Hill, SC
Easy
Rock Hill, SC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #5Wetland Trail - River Park
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Tech Park Lakeshore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rock Hill, SC
Easy/Intermediate
Rock Hill, SC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Manchester Meadows Park Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rock Hill, SC
Easy/Intermediate
Rock Hill, SC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Cowpens Trail - Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Intermediate
Mayo, SC
Intermediate
Mayo, SC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9River Trail - River Park
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Waterford Trail - River Park
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC

Photos of South Carolina - 406

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Lower boardwalk can be flooded. Check with the ranger or the website before you head out.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
The forested section of the trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC
Sunsets and dolphins
Dec 10, 2019 near Hilton…, 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
Sunset over marsh - Folly Beach, SC
Apr 9, 2020 near Folly B…, SC
Charleston, SC, USA
Apr 9, 2020 near Charleston, SC
Lakeside trail
Jun 13, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Whitewater Falls
Nov 15, 2020 near Walhalla, SC