SummaryTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Ellicott Rock Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Andrew Ellicott, a noted surveyor, was commissioned by Georgia to determine the boundary between the states. He completed his survey in 1811 by chiseling an inconspicuous mark on a rock on the east bank of the Chattooga River. This rock, at the 35th parallel, is found inside the Ellicott Rock Wilderness of the Sumter National Forest and is named Ellicott Rock after its founder. There are actually two rocks that mark the boundary between the states. Two years after Ellicott’s efforts, a commission was created to establish the border of North Carolina and South Carolina at the 35th parallel. This boundary mark was chiseled into a rock, known as Commissioners Rock, which often fools hikers into thinking it is actually Ellicott Rock."
--Steve Goodrich & Ashley Goodrich, Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
This is a very scenic trail with lots of nice river views. The area is a bit overused but still nice with lots of excellent sites.
Sign in/up to upload photos.