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 View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Rock Mountain, as ...

  • #2 Jones Gap Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 Raven Cliff Falls View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 popular hiking ...

  • #4 Chattooga River Trail View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    •  2 days
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #5 Falls Creek Trail #31 View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Falls Creek Trail #31 is a hiking trail in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is a mile long and begins at 1,194 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #6 Kings Mountain Recreation Trail (blue) View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Rock Hill, SC

    •  2 days
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Kings Mountain Recreation Trail (blue) is a hiking trail in York County, South Carolina. It is within Kings Mountain State Park. It is a mile ...

  • #7 Anne Springs Close Greenway View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Fort Mill, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #8 Congaree Swamp View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 wildlife viewing. ...

  • #9 Rim of the Gap Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #10 Huntington Beach State Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 generous bird habitats. ...

  • #11 Paris Mountain State Park View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 a monadnock, an immense ...

  • #12 Foothills Trail, Sassafras Mountain Segment View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pickens, SC

    •  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 area. Follow the trail ...

  • #13 Pinnacle Pass Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  1 to 2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Pinnacle Pass Trail is a hiking trail in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is within Caesar's Head State Park. It is 9.0 miles long and begins ...

  • #14 Foothills Trail, Sloan Bridge to Whitewater Falls View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Walhalla, NC

    •  3 days
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    Foothills Trail, Sloan Bridge to Whitewater Falls is a hiking trail in Jackson County, North Carolina. It is 45 feet long and begins at 2,491 ...

  • #15 Foothills Trail View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    •  3 days
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    Foothills Trail is a hiking trail in South Carolina and North Carolina. It is within Toxaway Gamelands, Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and Sumter ...

  • #16 Foothills Trail: Bad Creek Access to Rocky Bottom View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Salem, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 road, but the Foothills ...

  • #17 Rainbow Falls Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    •  Day hike
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Rainbow Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is within Jones Gap State park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins ...

  • #18 Lee Falls View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 in four tiers to form ...

  • #19 East Fork Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    •  Half a day
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    East Fork Trail is a hiking trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. It is within Ellicott Rock Wilderness and Sumter National Forest. It is 0.3 ...

  • #20 Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Walhalla, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 hike features the ...

  • #21 Eastatoe Creek Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Pickens, SC

    • Hiking 
    •  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 then a big climb back ...