Hike to Table Rock Mountain

South Carolina Table Rock Mountain Trail

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This out-and-back hike takes you up to 3124 feet elevation where you have beautiful overlooks into the Piedmont Foothills combined with scenic views of Table Rock Lake Reservoir, Pinnacle Lake, and Lake Oolenoy below.

While the Piedmont Foothills may sound deceptive, this is no easy trail. The first two miles of the Table Rock Trail take you soaring through the trees at a rapid pace. The trail is extremely well kept, but harsh and tough. A little before the two mile marker is a wooden shelter which is a great location to stop and get your first breath-taking view of the Piedmont area.

There is a fork in the road on the trail after the two mile marker. Keep right towards the Table Rock Trail and the terrain begins to flatten out and begins to be kinder to the feet. After a half mile stroll through the trees, you begin to have a more technical hike. The first more technical part is climbing up Governor's Rock. Governor's Rock is situated at 2854 feet elevation and gives you views into the back country of the Piedmont.

Continue climbing past Governor's Rock and after another half mile you will have reached the summit of Table Rock Mountain. This does not end your trail though, continue on the path another half mile or so and you make it to the overlook for Table Rock. This is a wonderful spot to relax and have lunch. Bring snacks because all you will want to do is stare off into the beauty of he mountainous terrain around you.

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about 1 month ago

Nice Hike

Watch out for pop up thunderstorms in the afternoon.

about 1 month ago

6 months ago

Unbeatable Views

Beautiful long trek with amazing look outs along the way. Our hike read closer to 8 miles since once you reach the summit you want to continue along the path all the way to the end for a beautiful view of lakes below.

6 months ago

12 months ago

Best Hike in SC

If you want to go on the best hike in SC, hike to table rock. It's views are unbeatable. Did this hike once a year with my family and still go back! Great stuff

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Table

Nice length. Some nice stretches of incline. Great views. Highly recommend going on rainy days.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Table Rock

A great day hike with amazing views. It is, however, crowded along the trail and at the summit.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Awesome hike with nice views, but it was pretty crowded.

over 1 year ago

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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

7.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

2433 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

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