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The Best Backpacking in Spartanburg

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Top backpacking spots in and near Spartanburg

  • Clover, South Carolina

    Kings Mountain National Recreation Trail

    15.31 mi / 1506 ft gain
    Kings Mountain National Recreation Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Grover, North Carolina.
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  • Greenville County, South Carolina

    Hike the Pinnacle Pass/Rim of the Gap Loop

    11.5 mi / 2345 ft gain
    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 the gap. The trail head(s) are located directly o...
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  • Greenville County, South Carolina

    Jones Gap Loop Trail

    10.3 mi / 2215 ft gain
    Jones Gap Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cleveland, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina

    Backpack to Sawtooth Campground in South Mountains SP

    8.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    This 8.5-mile total trip will take you through the highlights of South Mountains State Park with an overnight stay in one of the drier campsites.  You'll start with a 2.7 mile loop that you can do sans packs before picking up with a 3-mile each way out-and-back.  Begin by parking at the large par...
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  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina

    Little River to Upper CCC to Horseridge to Upper Falls Loop

    11.87 mi / 1896 ft gain
    Little River to Upper CCC to Horseridge to Upper Falls Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Connelly Springs, North 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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  • Horse Shoe, North Carolina

    Mullinax Trail, Squirrel Gap, Bradley Creek and Laurel Creek Trail

    12.45 mi / 2290 ft gain
    Mullinax Trail, Squirrel Gap, Bradley Creek and Laurel Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Horse Shoe, North Carolina.
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