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Foothills Trail

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 4.8 (25)

A 77-mile trail linking Oconee and Table Rock State Parks.


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78.6

Miles

126.5

KM

Point to Point

3,549' 1,082 m

High

1,115' 340 m

Low

13,751' 4,191 m

Up

14,348' 4,373 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

A beautiful trail through the foothills in North and South Carolina. It features numerous waterfalls and stunning views on the eastern half.

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  4.8 from 25 votes

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Bald Rock View    [ Pinnacle Mountain Trail / Foothills Trail ]
Apr 10, 2018 near Pickens, SC
Trail passing under rocky outcrop. Water will be falling over top during periods of wet weather.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC
View from atop Bald Rock.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC
Campsite at Simms Field - super flat and right next to the river.
Apr 5, 2021 near Walhalla, SC
Some of the beautiful scenery along the creek.
Feb 19, 2019 near Pickens, SC
Small waterfall on Carrick Creek.
Nov 28, 2020 near Pickens, SC

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Mar 3, 2022
Liston Mehserle
Bad Creek to Toxaway River to Canebrake Trail 24mi
Jun 14, 2021
Harley Ann
May 23, 2021
Andrii Khmelkov
May 22, 2021
Jacob Forrest
Day two. John and Michael — 9h 45m
May 21, 2021
Jacob Forrest
Hiking with John Kemp and Michael King — 8h 28m
Apr 15, 2021
Andre Ledet
Mar 14, 2021
Tony P
Hiked a full week - amazing views. Having lunch at waterfalls became almost routine. Foothills Conservancy has done amazing job on maintenance. — 56h 00m
Dec 28, 2020
Jacob Forrest
Yearly review hike for reflection and planning. Spent the day just a bit in. Very short hike. Beautiful spot just off trail. — 7h 23m