Top Adventures in Pickens

  • Hike Glassy Mountain

    This view never gets old and it is super easy to access. It's also only like half a mile down and then half a mile back up, so if you do watch the sunset, the walk back is easy. The trail is out by Glassy Mountain Church in Pickens, SC and it's ac...

    1.3 miles 200 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 ...

  • 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

  • Hike to Table Rock Mountain

    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...

    7.2 miles 2433 ft gain

  • 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

  • Hike to Twin Falls, SC

    Once you get to the destination there should be a small parking area. At the end of this parking area you will see the start of the Twin Falls trail that will be mostly a flat walk. Follow this trail approximately 0.5 miles  to the falls. You will...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Virginia Hawkins Falls (Double Falls)

    A moderate to advanced 4.7 hike has many stairs and a lot of ascents and descents along the way. The hike may not be the easiest but the pay off is worth it. The trail is easily marked so no need to worry about getting lost. 

    4.7 miles

  • 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

  • Camp on Lake Jocassee

    To avoid the regret of cutting your trip too short, go ahead and book a campsite. Come as a walk-in or reserve your site.  Either way, you will have to check in at the Park Office.  Upon check-in, you will receive your map and general information....

  • Kayak to Laurel Fork Falls

    This stunning waterfall tumbles down 80 feet before spilling into Lake Jocassee between a slot of shear rock cliffs. However, the catch is not many people see this beautiful location unless you have a boat or are willing to hike a streneous 8-mile...

  • 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Clemson, South Carolina

      Twelve Mile

      Overview Twelve Mile Recreation Area consists of 26 acres of pine and mixed hardwood. The interior portion of Twelve Mile is moderately sloping although the picnic area itself is quite gentle. The...

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Updated Home W/ Fireplace, Screened Porch & Pool!

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Located in the gated community of Connestee Falls, “Moose Tracks” is a rece...

      From $110/night

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      New Listing! The Chocolate Cottage W/ Kayaks

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Situated lakeside in the gated Connestee Falls community, The Chocolate Cot...

      From $102/night

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Epic Lake View Getaway At Connestee Falls W/ Pool

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. Bookings at this home include a 24-hr buffer between guest stays. •Tucked aw...

      From $95/night

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Chalet Style Home With 2 Decks, Sunroom, Amenities

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Tucked away in a gated community amidst the gorgeous woods of Asheville, th...

      From $104/night

    • Seneca, South Carolina

      Twin Lakes (Sc)

      Overview Twin Lakes Recreation Area is a 152-acre site consisting of a dense overstory of pines and mixed hardwoods. The site presently offers camping and a separate day use and boat launching...

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