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The Best Camping in Pickens

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Top camping spots in and near Pickens

  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Summit Sassafras Mountain

    5.0
    17.2 mi / 5041 ft gain
    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 Overlook, you can catch some nice views of Table Rock M...
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  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Backpack the Foothills Trail through the Southeastern Appalachian Mountains

    5.0
    76.2 mi / 11036 ft gain
    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. The trail gains ~11,036 feet in elevation with ano...
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Hike to Virginia Hawkins Falls (Double Falls)

    4.7 mi
    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. 
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Sassafras Mountain via NC 178

    8.36 mi / 2326 ft gain
    Sassafras Mountain via NC 178 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Foothills National Recreation Trail: Rocky Bottom to Table Rock State Park

    13.45 mi / 3117 ft gain
    Foothills National Recreation Trail: Rocky Bottom to Table Rock State Park is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Pickens, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Sassafras Mountain to Pinnacle Lake

    9.38 mi / 1073 ft gain
    Sassafras Mountain to Pinnacle Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Salem, South Carolina

    Oconee Bells Nature Trail

    1.13 mi / 131 ft gain
    Oconee Bells Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salem, South Carolina.
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  • Salem, South Carolina

    Camp on Lake Jocassee

    4.7
    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.  Check-in time for camping is 2PM. The only publi...
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  • Cleveland, South Carolina

    Rim of the Gap Trail to Jones Gap Trail

    12.45 mi / 3478 ft gain
    Rim of the Gap Trail to Jones Gap Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cleveland, South Carolina.
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  • Greenville, South Carolina

    Brissy Ridge

    2.32 mi / 390 ft gain
    Brissy Ridge is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Greenville, South Carolina.
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  • Greenville County, South Carolina

    Hike to Rainbow Falls and Pretty Place

    5.0
    6.75 mi / 2150 ft gain
    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 provides superb primitive camping sites along the rocky...
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  • Greenville County, South Carolina

    Little Pinnacle Mountain Loop Trail

    5.97 mi / 1568 ft gain
    Little Pinnacle Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Slater-Marietta, South Carolina.
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  • Greenville County, South Carolina

    Jones Gap and Coldspring Branch to Bill Kimball Trail

    9.05 mi / 1913 ft gain
    Jones Gap and Coldspring Branch to Bill Kimball Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Slater-Marietta, South Carolina.
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  • Cashiers, North Carolina

    Foothills Trail A8 - A9

    9.36 mi / 1844 ft gain
    Foothills Trail A8 - A9 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cashiers, North Carolina.
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  • Cashiers, North Carolina

    Foothills Trail: Whitewater River

    4.87 mi / 951 ft gain
    Foothills Trail: Whitewater River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sapphire, North Carolina.
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  • Tamassee, South Carolina

    Foothills Trail - A9 to A11

    6.64 mi / 653 ft gain
    Foothills Trail - A9 to A11 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina.
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