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953 mi 1,534 km of trail 20 Recommended Routes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 122 Trails Intermediate Trails 171 Trails Hard Trails 27 Trails
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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 The Cathedral's colossal cliffs are truly a sight to see.

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 Sassafras Mountain Overlook

Sassafras Mountain

(5) Brevard, NC
gem Favorite Yellow Branch falls

Yellow Branch Falls

(4) Walhalla, SC

Recommended Routes in Upstate SC - 21

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Favorite The Cathedral's colossal cliffs are truly a sight to see.
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 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 3,031' Up 923.7 m Up 3,026' Down 922.19 m Down

Pickens, SC
Favorite Very low water at the crossing, can be circumnavigated via swinging bridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mill Stone 50K

10.8 mi 17.3 km 928' Up 282.78 m Up 947' Down 288.63 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).
Intermediate

The Palmetto Trail: North to South

371.3 mi 597.5 km 19,516' Up 5948.47 m Up 18,857' Down 5747.72 m Down

Walhalla, 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 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 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

Trails in Upstate SC - 300

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Table Rock Trail
Difficult
Pickens, SC
Difficult
Pickens, SC 27 
78.5 mi 126.4 km #2Foothills Trail
Difficult
Walhalla, SC
Difficult
Walhalla, SC 16 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
6.9 mi 11.1 km #4Great Wall
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinez, GA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5Issaqueena Lake Trail
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
52.8 mi 84.9 km #6Bartram Trail #164 - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Paradise Loop
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
9.7 mi 15.7 km #8Foothills Trail: Sassafras Mountain, SC to Gum Gap, NC
Difficult
Brevard, NC
Difficult
Brevard, NC
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Masons Bend Trail
Intermediate
India Hook, SC
Intermediate
India Hook, SC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Double Tree Fork
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
9.9 mi 15.9 km #11Chattooga River Trail #54
Intermediate/Difficult
Clayton, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clayton, GA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #12Triple Creek Trail
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
1.5 mi 2.4 km #13Waterford Trail - River Park
Easy
Fort Mill, SC
Easy
Fort Mill, SC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #14Tunnel Trail
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #15Southern Trail
Intermediate
Spartanburg, SC
Intermediate
Spartanburg, SC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #16Founders Trail
Intermediate
India Hook, SC
Intermediate
India Hook, SC
4.8 mi 7.7 km #17Brown Wave
Intermediate
Murphys Estates, SC
Intermediate
Murphys Estates, SC
0.8 mi 1.4 km #18Bombs Away Trail
Difficult
Clemson, SC
Difficult
Clemson, SC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19River Trail - River Park
Easy
Fort Mill, SC
Easy
Fort Mill, SC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #20Hood Center Trail
Easy
Rock Hill, SC
Easy
Rock Hill, SC

Photos of Upstate SC - 197

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Lakeside trail
Jun 13, 2020 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
The view from the top of Table Rock makes climbing it worth the effort!
Mar 11, 2017 near Pickens, SC
Table Rock view.
Apr 13, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Bald Rock View    [ Pinnacle Mountain Trail / Foothills Trail ]
Apr 10, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Lakeside Trail
Jun 13, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Visiting King Falls at the end of the trail
Mar 9, 2020 near Walhalla, SC
Spoonauger Falls
Mar 6, 2020 near Walhalla, SC