Hiking The Rocky Gap Trail

The 7th most popular hiking trail in South Carolina.

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Northwest of Walhalla and west of Mountain Rest in the Sumter National Forest, the Rocky Gap Horse Trail is a 12.5 mile trail system consisting of several loops. The trail system connects with the 15 mile Willis Knob Loop. These are some of the most scenic trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and wind across deeply dissected ridges along with descending to the Chattooga River.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Walhalla, head north on SR28 for 6 miles. Turn left heading west on Whetstone Road for 5 miles. At the 4-way stop, continue for another 1.5 miles. Near where the payment ends, the trailhead parking will be on the right.

Overall, Rocky Gap Trail is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in South Carolina. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Rocky Gap Trail including Foothills Trail - South, Buncombe Trail, Chattooga Trail, Cedar Springs Trail, Parsons Mountain OHV Trail and Long Cane Horse TrailFoothills Trail - North.

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Local Contact(s):  Sumter National Forest (864) 638-9568; South Carolina Tourism (803) 734-1700.

Recommended Book:  "50 Hikes In South Carolina" from Johnny Molloy

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs/

GPS:  34.8655, -83.2157

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  13913

Rocky Gap Trail Hiking Map

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