Long Mountain Trail

Moody Cove, South Carolina

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Oconee State Park is an 1165-acre park located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina, with recreational opportunities that include hiking, camping, fishing, and boating. The park is bordered by Sumter National Forest and is the trailhead for the 85-mile Foothills Trail. The trail crosses some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Southeast, and provides access to major mountain streams and breathtaking views including Sassafras Mountain, the highest peak in South Carolina. This hike is on the final two sections of this well-maintained footpath and it finishes at the western terminus of the route, located within the Oconee State Park boundary.

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"Oconee State Park is an 1165-acre park located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina, with recreational opportunities that include hiking, camping, fishing, and boating. The park is bordered by Sumter National Forest and is the trailhead for the 85-mile Foothills Trail.

The trail crosses some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Southeast, and provides access to major mountain streams and breathtaking views including Sassafras Mountain, the highest peak in South Carolina. This hike is on the final two sections of this well-maintained footpath and it finishes at the western terminus of the route, located within the Oconee State Park boundary."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moody Cove
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4–5 hours
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,225 feet
Top Elevation: 2,300 feet
Local Contacts: Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Tamassee and Walhallas
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Mountain Trail

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May 2018