Hiking The Foothills Trail - South

The MOST popular hiking trail in South Carolina.

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Beginning in Oconee State Park on the Chattooga River and ending 50 miles away in Table Rock State Park, the Foothills Trail is an interstate cruise across miles of prime South Carolina hill country, making a few forays into North Carolina. From dense forests of hardwoods to rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and streams, the hiking trail takes in varied fauna and rare flora, such as the Turnbridge fern, and crosses a heart-stopping 200-foot suspension bridge. If a week in the wild isnt in the cards, try the first 16 miles of the trail, to Burrells Ford campground.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Greenville, drive 12 miles northwest of Walhalla on SC 107 to Oconee State Park. Jones Gap State Park is 11 miles northwest of Marietta off U.S. 276.

Overall, Foothills Trail - South is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in South Carolina. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Foothills Trail - South including Buncombe Trail, Chattooga Trail, Rocky Gap Trail, Cedar Springs Trail, Parsons Mountain OHV Trail and Long Cane Horse TrailFoothills Trail - North.

Foothills Trail - South Hiking Map



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:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Schell Haus in Pickens (864) 878-0078

Reference Source:  click here https://foothillstrail.org/

GPS:  34.8637, -83.0979

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  6997

Foothills Trail - South Hiking Map


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