Best Hiking in South Carolina

This list represents the most popular hiking in South Carolina. Use this list to plan your next South Carolina hiking 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 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 ...

  • #5 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 ...

  • #6 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 ...

  • #7 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 ...

  • #8 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 ...

  • #9 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 ...

  • #10 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 ...

  • #11 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. ...

  • #12 Lee Falls

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    Half a day's hike to one of south Carolina's more beautiful and seldom-visited waterfalls. Tamassee Creek drops 100 feet in four tiers to form Lee Falls. A modest set of lower falls serves ...
    •  Half a day
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike to one of south Carolina's more beautiful and seldom-visited waterfalls. Tamassee Creek drops 100 feet ...

  • #13 Lower Whitewater Falls and Coon Branch Natural Area

    4 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    Half a day's hike to an observation deck overlooking beautiful Lower Whitewater Falls and a walk through a virgin forest area alongside the Whitewater River. This area teems with wildlife. Raccoons ...
    •  Half a day
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike to an observation deck overlooking beautiful Lower Whitewater Falls and a walk through a virgin forest ...

  • #14 Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    A shady day hike from Stumphouse Mountain to the outskirts of Walhalla along an uncompleted nineteenth-century railbed. The hike features the remains of tunnels, a dramatic gorge, beautiful mountain ...
    •  Day hike
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A shady day hike from Stumphouse Mountain to the outskirts of Walhalla along an uncompleted nineteenth-century railbed. The ...

  • #15 Eastatoe Creek Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pickens, SC

    Half a day's hike through a mountain cove to a beautiful, secluded stream. This trail is essentially a big climb down, and then a big climb back up. However, the destination makes it worthwhile. ...
    •  Half a day
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike through a mountain cove to a beautiful, secluded stream. This trail is essentially a big climb down, and ...

  • #16 Bull Island

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    A day's hike through forest and wetlands and along beaches on a barrier island. Expect alligators and an infinite variety of birds. Bull Island is a major component of the Cape Romain National ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A day's hike through forest and wetlands and along beaches on a barrier island. Expect alligators and an infinite variety ...

  • #17 Cheraw State Park

    1 Reviews

    Florence, SC

    A pleasant half-day walk that passes through pine forest and red-cockaded woodpecker habitat, climaxing with bald cypresses at the head of the park's lake. Longleaf pine, blackjack oak, turkey ...
    •  Half a day
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A pleasant half-day walk that passes through pine forest and red-cockaded woodpecker habitat, climaxing with bald cypresses ...

  • #18 Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

    1 Reviews

    Florence, SC

    Two short hikes in a restored woodland with attractive opportunities for wildlife viewing. Located in the upper part of the Sandhills belt that was South Carolina’s coastline millions of years ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Two short hikes in a restored woodland with attractive opportunities for wildlife viewing. Located in the upper part of the ...

  • #19 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 ...

  • #20 Edisto Beach State park

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    Half a day's walk through a maritime forest to an ancient mound of seashells. Edisto Island, named after a local tribe, was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years and was developed ...
    •  Half a day
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's walk through a maritime forest to an ancient mound of seashells. Edisto Island, named after a local tribe, was ...