Best Trails of South Carolina

This list represents the most popular trails in South Carolina. Use this list to plan your next South Carolina outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Table Rock State Park

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    A very difficult but immensely rewarding day hike featuring spectacular views from the top of the dramatic cliffs of Table Rock Mountain, as wall as a visit to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain. ...
    •  Day hike
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    A very difficult but immensely rewarding day hike featuring spectacular views from the top of the dramatic cliffs of Table ...

  • #2 Raven Cliff Falls

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    A day hike to one of the highest and most scenic cascades in the eastern United States. Raven Cliff Falls was an extraordinarily popular hiking destination even before a swinging footbridge was ...
    •  Day hike
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to one of the highest and most scenic cascades in the eastern United States. Raven Cliff Falls was an extraordinarily ...

  • #3 Anne Springs Close Greenway

    4 Reviews

    Fort Mill, SC

    Moderately hilly trails through diverse terrain, from open fields to hardwood forest and rocky creek bottoms. Serving as a buffer between the town of Fort Mill and the Charlotte metropolitan ...
    •  Day hike
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Moderately hilly trails through diverse terrain, from open fields to hardwood forest and rocky creek bottoms. Serving as ...

  • #4 Huntington Beach State Park

    1 Reviews

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Campers come to Huntington Beach for a variety of reasons. Many enjoy the beach and other natural aspects of this 2,500-acre preserve in a fast-developing coast. Others relax in the campground ...
    •  Guide

    Campers come to Huntington Beach for a variety of reasons. Many enjoy the beach and other natural aspects of this 2,500-acre ...

  • #5 Congaree Swamp

    5 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    A variety of hikes through one of the last unlogged bottomland swamps in the United States, offering huge trees and plentiful wildlife viewing. Congaree Swamp National Monument, in the heart ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A variety of hikes through one of the last unlogged bottomland swamps in the United States, offering huge trees and plentiful ...

  • #6 Devils Fork State Park

    1 Reviews

    Salem, SC

    Have you ever seen Lake Jocassee? Others may disagree, but I believe this impoundment to be South Carolina’s most beautiful lake. A richly forested shoreline overlooks emerald water against a ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Have you ever seen Lake Jocassee? Others may disagree, but I believe this impoundment to be South Carolina’s most beautiful ...

  • #7 Huntington Beach State Park

    2 Reviews

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    A day hike through freshwater and saltwater marshes, pristine sandy beaches, and maritime forests in one of the state's most generous bird habitats. Huntington Beach State Park is a relatively ...
    •  Day hike
    •  8.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike through freshwater and saltwater marshes, pristine sandy beaches, and maritime forests in one of the state's most ...

  • #8 Paris Mountain State Park

    3 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    A rugged half day's hike on a mountain trail at the edge of South Carolina's largest metropolitan area. Paris Mountain is a monadnock, an immense rock that endured when the mountains around it ...
    •  Half a day
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged half day's hike on a mountain trail at the edge of South Carolina's largest metropolitan area. Paris Mountain is ...

  • #9 Burrells Ford Campground

    1 Reviews

    Mountain Rest, SC

    Before the Chattooga was declared a wild and scenic river, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. But since its inclusion as a wild and scenic river, a protective corridor ...
    •  Guide

    Before the Chattooga was declared a wild and scenic river, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. But ...

  • #10 Foothills Trail, Sassafras Mountain Segment

    3 Reviews

    Pickens, SC

    A one or two-day hike to the summit of South Carolina's highest mountain and down to Laurel Valley and the Jocassee Gorges area. Follow the trail along Carrick Creek toward Pinnacle Mountain ...
    •  1 or 2 days
    •  14.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A one or two-day hike to the summit of South Carolina's highest mountain and down to Laurel Valley and the Jocassee Gorges ...

  • #11 Hunting Island State Park

    0 Reviews

    Lockhart, SC

    Beachfront property is expensive and in high demand these days, making ocean camping a difficult proposition in some places.
    •  Guide

    Beachfront property is expensive and in high demand these days, making ocean camping a difficult proposition in some pla ...

  • #12 Kings Mountain State Park

    1 Reviews

    Kings Mountain National Military Park, SC

    Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Take the Battle of Kings Mountain, which took place on October 7, 1780, and is considered ...
    •  Guide

    Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Take the Battle of ...

  • #13 West Ashley Greenway

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    West Ashley Greenway parallels U.S. Highway 17 from South Windermere Shopping Center to Main Road, a few hundred yards short of the drawbridge over to Johns Island. This linear, grassy trail, ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    West Ashley Greenway parallels U.S. Highway 17 from South Windermere Shopping Center to Main Road, a few hundred yards short ...

  • #14 Tour de Dump

    4 Reviews

    Spartanburg, SC

    The parking lot at Southside has been packed recently. The main loop is well marked with orange blazes and circles one of the county’s landfills. This ride begins along a powerline cut, but soon ...
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The parking lot at Southside has been packed recently. The main loop is well marked with orange blazes and circles one of ...

  • #15 Foothills Trail: Bad Creek Access to Rocky Bottom

    3 Reviews

    Salem, SC

    This is one long and spectacular section of trail. It is hard to find 30 miles of trail in the East without crossing a major road, but the Foothills Trail delivers. It occasionally passes by ...
    •  30.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one long and spectacular section of trail. It is hard to find 30 miles of trail in the East without crossing a major ...

  • #16 Jones Gap Trail

    8 Reviews

    Jones Gap State park, SC

    Jones Gap Trail is a hiking trail in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is within Jones Gap State park and Caesar's Head State Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 1,340 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.8 miles

    Jones Gap Trail is a hiking trail in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is within Jones Gap State park and Caesar's Head ...

  • #17 Chattooga River Trail

    9 Reviews

    Sumter National Forest, SC

    Chattooga River Trail is a hiking trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest and Ellicott Rock Wilderness. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,063 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Chattooga River Trail is a hiking trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Sumter National Forest and Ellicott ...

  • #18 Burrells Ford Road

    7 Reviews

    Sumter National Forest, SC

    Burrells Ford Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in South Carolina and Georgia. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 9.7 miles long and begins at 2,786 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  9.7 miles

    Burrells Ford Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in South Carolina and Georgia. It is within Sumter National Forest. ...

  • #19 Brick House Campground

    2 Reviews

    Kinards, SC

    Talk about transition—one minute I was zipping along I-26, and the next I was at Brick House Campground. The place was so quiet that I could hear myself breathe. Rushing down the interstate was ...
    •  Guide

    Talk about transition—one minute I was zipping along I-26, and the next I was at Brick House Campground. The place was so ...

  • #20 Little Pee Dee State Park

    1 Reviews

    Dillon, SC

    Little Pee Dee State Park is one of those destinations that time seems to have passed by. The park exudes an atmosphere as slow moving as the Little Pee Dee River, for which it is named. I drove ...
    •  Guide

    Little Pee Dee State Park is one of those destinations that time seems to have passed by. The park exudes an atmosphere as ...