Top Adventures in Cleveland

  • Hike the Jones Gap Loop

    Start on the Jones Gap Trail (blue), which will lead you alongside the Saluda River. After 2.5 miles, take the Old Springs Branch Trail (orange) to loop back to the lot.For a challenging, more strenuous hike, with great views of the Gap, check out...

    5.5 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Pinnacle Pass/Rim of the Gap Loop

    The Trailhead: Located at Jones Gap State Park in Marietta, SC of northern Greenville County. Follow the trail across an iron bridge that crosses the Middle Saluda River, and be sure to register at the Ranger’s Station/Gift Shop on the far side of...

    11.5 miles 2345 ft gain

  • Hike to Rainbow Falls and Pretty Place

    Jones Gap State Park in the Upstate of South Carolina is one of the most beautiful parks in the state offering a good range of moderate and challenging hiking and backpacking trails through the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Jones Gap also provi...

    6.75 miles 2150 ft gain

  • Photograph Fred W. Symmes Chapel (Pretty Place)

    Getting there Fred W. Symmes (aka Pretty Place) Chapel is perched near the top of Standing Stone Mountain at 3000 feet above sea level. That being said, expect a long and winding drive up the mountain. It takes about 30 minutes starting from the ...

  • Hike the Asbury Trail to Moonshine Falls

    The trail to the Matthews Creek cable bridge crossing is easy. The cable crossing is fine - fun for some and a do-able challenge for others.  After the creek, to get to Moonshine Falls, turn RIGHT at the post which indicates a trail both left and ...

    5.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Take in the View from Caesars Head Overlook

    The Drive: Head North on SC Highway 11 "Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway" towards Table Rock State Park. Follow SC 11 past Table Rock approximately 8 miles where it will merge with SC 8 at Pumpkin Town. Follow SC 8 for another 3-4 miles until you...

    0.5 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike to Raven Cliff Falls, Caesars Head SP

    Location: From the intersection of US276 & SC11, head Northwest on US276.  Drive to the top of the mountain, 1 mile past the visitor's center, and The Raven Cliff Falls Parking Area and trail head will be on your right.  From the Raven Cliff F...

    8.8 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Jones Gap Falls

    For Caesar's Head State Park access, head North from Pickens on HWY 178 until it intersects with HWY 11. Turn right onto HWY 11 North and continue for 10 miles until the 276 intersection where you veer off to the left. Follow 276 to the top of the...

    8.2 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Fawn Lake

    Fawn Lake sits on the backside of DuPont State Forest, about a 15 minute drive from the High Falls Parking/ Visitor Center as well as Hooker Falls parking lots. With easy access and easy terrain, this is a must see to add to the list. While someti...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Paddle on Lake Oolenoy

    Part of Table Rock State Park, Lake Oolenoy is a 67-acre lake providing private boat access for kayaks, canoes, or small boats with electric trolling motors.To get to the boat ramp, when traveling on scenic Highway 11, turn Sah Ka Na Ga View Road ...

  • Backpack the Foothills Trail through the Southeastern Appalachian Mountains

    Starting at Table Rock State Park (South Carolina) and working your 76.2 miles way towards Oconee State Park (South Carolina) is the most popular route, with a few spur trails that lead to places like Raven Cliff Falls in Cesar's Head State Park. ...

    76.2 miles 11036 ft gain

  • Summit Sassafras Mountain

    Pinnacle Trail begins by the Nature Center in Table Rock State Park. Keep left at the first three splits in the trail. You will make some creek crossings, gain elevation through the forest, and pass by Mills Creek Falls (25 ft). At Bald Rock Overl...

    17.2 miles 5041 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Travelers Rest, South Carolina

      Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA

    • Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

      Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter

      Overview Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter is located along the Davidson River on the Pisgah National Forest. This picnic area was named for the sycamore trees which line the banks of the river.Recrea...

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Kuykendall Group Camp

      Overview Large groups enjoy this cozy mountain campground in the Pisgah National Forest of western North Carolina. Ample opportunities for recreation exist in the area, including hiking, picnicking...

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Davidson River

      Overview Davidson River Recreation Area offers camping and outdoor activities for the whole family. The campground boasts several loops of shaded campsites, as well as access to hiking trails, fish...

    • Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

      White Pine South Group Camp

      Overview White Pine South Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Avery Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains. The facility provides tent camping year-round and can ...

    • Canton, North Carolina

      Cove Creek Lower Group Camp

      Overview Cove Creek Lower Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Cove Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina. The facility can accommodate ...

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