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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

(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 Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge

Raven Cliff Falls

(11) 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 Yellow Branch falls

Yellow Branch Falls

(6) Walhalla, SC
gem Favorite Sassafras Mountain Overlook

Sassafras Mountain

(5) Brevard, NC

Recommended Routes in Upstate SC - 19

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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 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 2,899' Up 883.69 m Up 2,899' Down 883.75 m Down

Pickens, 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 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 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 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 Zoom shot of falls
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
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

Upstate SC Running

  • 1,115 Miles 1,795 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 127 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 169 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 27 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Upstate SC - 304

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Table Rock Trail
Difficult
Pickens, SC
Difficult
Pickens, SC 30 
78.6 mi 126.5 km #2Foothills Trail
Difficult
Walhalla, SC
Difficult
Walhalla, SC 18 
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
52.8 mi 84.9 km #5Bartram Trail #164 - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Issaqueena Lake Trail
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Paradise Loop
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
Intermediate
Fort Mill, SC
8.3 mi 13.3 km #8Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC
Intermediate/Difficult
Clover, SC 14 
9.2 mi 14.8 km #9The Palmetto Trail: Saluda Mountains Passage
Tryon, NC
Tryon, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Double Tree Fork
Intermediate
Clemson, SC
Intermediate
Clemson, SC

Photos of Upstate SC - 239

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Lakeside trail
Jun 13, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Whitewater Falls
Nov 15, 2020 near Walhalla, 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
One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
Jun 14, 2021 near Slater-…, SC
Campsite at Simms Field - super flat and right next to the river.
Apr 5, 2021 near Walhalla, SC