South Carolina - Outdoor Activities

South Carolina has approximately 603 trails, including 402 hiking trails and 229 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 115 miles in length. The most popular trails are Foothills Trail, Jocassee Gorges Segment, Chattooga Trail and Falls Creek Trail - Hospital Rock Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in South Carolina was Sladana L. who completed Beech Tree Trail.

  • Chattooga TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    •  2 days
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    A two day backpack on an undulating trail along the Chattooga river; a pristine National Wild and Scenic River. The Chattooga is a wild, rushing ...

  • Burrells Ford CampgroundView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Mountain Rest, SC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Before the Chattooga was declared a wild and scenic river, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. But since its inclusion ...

  • Jones Gap TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A relatively easy day hike along the scenic Middle Saluda River from Jones Gap State Park to Caesar's Head State Park. The Jones Gap Trail is ...

  • Raven Cliff FallsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to one of the highest and most scenic cascades in the eastern United States. Raven Cliff Falls was an extraordinarily popular hiking ...

  • Falls Creek Trail - Hospital Rock TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    An extremely rugged day hike along a mountain trail with great views, particularly of splendid Falls Creek Falls. This is a tough one, one of ...

  • Table Rock State ParkView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    A very difficult but immensely rewarding day hike featuring spectacular views from the top of the dramatic cliffs of Table Rock Mountain, as ...

  • Rim of the Gap TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Outstanding views of Jones Gap, including Cleveland Cliff and Rainbow Falls, combine with spring wildflowers and autumn colors to make this linear ...

  • Kings MountainView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Rock Hill, SC

    •  2 days
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A two-day hike through shaded hardwood forest over ridges, down rocky ravines and across numerous brooks and streams. This hike runs through ...

  • Congaree SwampView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A variety of hikes through one of the last unlogged bottomland swamps in the United States, offering huge trees and plentiful wildlife viewing. ...

  • Issaqueena Lake TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Clemson, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is the most popular ride at Issaqueena Lake, and for good reason. The extremely fast singletrack combined with the scenic miles along ...

  • Tour de DumpView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Spartanburg, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The parking lot at Southside has been packed recently. The main loop is well marked with orange blazes and circles one of the county’s landfills. ...

  • Lower Whitewater Falls and Coon Branch Natural AreaView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike to an observation deck overlooking beautiful Lower Whitewater Falls and a walk through a virgin forest area alongside the Whitewater ...

  • Pinnacle Pass TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  1 to 2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged, one-to-two-day hike up and over a number of mountains and ridges, punctuated by a spectacular vista of Jones Gap. The best view in ...

  • Harbison LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Combine the forest’s three loops and you have the locals’ favorite ride. Use Firebreak West as an entrance trail and the Firebreak East as an ...

  • Foothills Trail, Jocassee Gorges SegmentView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    •  3 days
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging three-day journey around the north end of Lake Jocassee. Scenic waterfalls, steep-sided river gorges, lush vegetation, and solitude ...

  • Foothills Trail, Sassafras Mountain SegmentView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pickens, SC

    •  1 or 2 days
    •  14.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A one or two-day hike to the summit of South Carolina's highest mountain and down to Laurel Valley and the Jocassee Gorges area. Follow the trail ...

  • Anne Springs Close GreenwayView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Fort Mill, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Moderately hilly trails through diverse terrain, from open fields to hardwood forest and rocky creek bottoms. Serving as a buffer between the ...

  • Foothills Trail: Bad Creek Access to Rocky BottomView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Salem, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  30.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one long and spectacular section of trail. It is hard to find 30 miles of trail in the East without crossing a major road, but the Foothills ...

  • Raven Cliff Falls TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Caesars Head, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Raven Cliff Falls is one of three featured hikes in the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, which includes Caesars Head State Park along ...

  • Lynches Woods Bike TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Newberry, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This new trail is getting a lot of traffic out of Columbia. While there are horse trails in the area, this loop is designated for hikers and ...

  • Paris Mountain State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged half day's hike on a mountain trail at the edge of South Carolina's largest metropolitan area. Paris Mountain is a monadnock, an immense ...

  • Savannah National Wildlife RefugeView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Savannah, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike through beautiful marshes. Magnificent alligators and a great variety of bird life add spice. The dikes crisscrossing the ...

  • Lee FallsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike to one of south Carolina's more beautiful and seldom-visited waterfalls. Tamassee Creek drops 100 feet in four tiers to form ...

  • Rainbow FallsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A short, steep hike down a sheer cliff for spectacular bottom-up views of a 100-foot waterfall. The footing on the extremely steep, 400-foot ...

  • I'on SwampView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A walk along dikes through a swamp full of bird life, alligators, and beautiful bald cypresses. I’on Swamp Trail loops along a gridwork of dikes ...

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