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The Best Hiking in Pickens

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Top hiking spots in and near Pickens

  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Hike Glassy Mountain

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 accessible year round. The hike is very simple, and ...
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  • Easley, South Carolina

    Doodle Trail

    5.0
    7.64 mi / 358 ft gain
    Doodle Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Easley, South Carolina.
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  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Rocky Bald and Cedar Rock Trail

    4.26 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Rocky Bald and Cedar Rock Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pickens, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Buzzards Roost North and Cedar Creek Mountain

    4.07 mi / 804 ft gain
    Buzzards Roost North and Cedar Creek Mountain is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Carrick Creek Loop

    1.94 mi / 430 ft gain
    Carrick Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pickens, South Carolina.
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  • 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

    Hike to Table Rock Mountain

    4.5
    7.2 mi / 2433 ft gain
    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 ...
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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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  • Pickens, South Carolina

    Table Rock Ridge Trail via Pinnacle Mountain Trail

    10.68 mi / 3153 ft gain
    Table Rock Ridge Trail via Pinnacle Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pickens, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Twin Falls Trail on Reedy Cove Creek

    2.46 mi / 823 ft gain
    Twin Falls Trail on Reedy Cove Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Poe Creek Trail

    5.58 mi / 640 ft gain
    Poe Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Keowee-Toxaway Natural Bridge Trail

    1.29 mi / 180 ft gain
    Keowee-Toxaway Natural Bridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Twin Falls Lower Trail

    0.69 mi / 161 ft gain
    Twin Falls Lower Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sunset, South Carolina.
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  • Sunset, South Carolina

    Hike to Twin Falls, SC

    5.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 know you are in the right place if the creek is r...
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  • Central, South Carolina

    Waldrop Stone Falls

    0.99 mi / 118 ft gain
    Waldrop Stone Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Central, South Carolina.
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  • Central, South Carolina

    Wildcat Falls and Six Mile Creek Loop Trail

    3.73 mi / 420 ft gain
    Wildcat Falls and Six Mile Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Central, South Carolina.
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