Best Backpacking in South Carolina

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

  • #1 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 ...

  • #2 Lake Moultrie Passage

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    A two to three day backpack around the eastern side of Lake Moultrie that offers panoramic views of Lake Moultrie, cypress-filled wetlands, and plentiful waterfowl habitat. Although much of the ...
    •  2 to 3 days
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A two to three day backpack around the eastern side of Lake Moultrie that offers panoramic views of Lake Moultrie, cypress-filled ...

  • #3 Swamp Fox Trail

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    A long level, three-or-four day backpack through typical coastal pine forest and swampy wetlands. With a variety of hardwoods scattered through a forest largely made up of longleaf pines, the ...
    •  3 to 4 days
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    A long level, three-or-four day backpack through typical coastal pine forest and swampy wetlands. With a variety of hardwoods ...

  • #4 Long Cane Trail

    2 Reviews

    Abbeville, SC

    Two to three days of hiking on a long loop trail through well-watered and rolling terrain, featuring the tall trees of Long Cane Scenic Area. The Long Cane Trail, an equestrian and hiking trail, ...
    •  2 to 3 days
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Two to three days of hiking on a long loop trail through well-watered and rolling terrain, featuring the tall trees of Long ...

  • #5 Bear Island Wildlife Management Area

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    Up to three day's worth of hiking along old dikes in waterfowl-rich coastal marshes and through adjoining woodlands. Bear Island Wildlife Management Area features the state’s largest expanse ...
    •  1 to 3 days
    •  4.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Up to three day's worth of hiking along old dikes in waterfowl-rich coastal marshes and through adjoining woodlands. Bear ...

  • #6 Buncombe Trail

    0 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    A two-to-three day hike along a loop trail through mixed forest and hilly terrain. The Buncombe Trail is a long loop through Sumter National Forest lands. The terrain is pleasantly hilly, with ...
    •  2 to 3 days
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A two-to-three day hike along a loop trail through mixed forest and hilly terrain. The Buncombe Trail is a long loop through ...

  • #7 Turkey Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Augusta, SC

    A one-to-two day hike on a linear trail following the banks of Wine, Turkey and Stevens Creeks in the Savannah River Valley, featuring great cypress trees, slippery beaver runs, and scenic river ...
    •  1 or 2 days
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A one-to-two day hike on a linear trail following the banks of Wine, Turkey and Stevens Creeks in the Savannah River Valley, ...

  • #8 Congaree National Park: Kingsnake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    Explore the country’s last old-growth, lowland forest on an easy weekend in Congaree’s flat, wildlife-packed terrain.
    •  2 days
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore the country’s last old-growth, lowland forest on an easy weekend in Congaree’s flat, wildlife-packed terra ...