Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway Lake Hartwell to Cowpens

Walhalla, South Carolina

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Passing by state parks, fruit orchards, and small villages, the 110-mile Cherokee Scenic Highway (SC 11) follows an ancient Cherokee pathway in the looming shadow of the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains known to the Cherokee as the “The Great Blue Hills of God.” It ends at Cowpens National Battlefield Park, site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution. Special attractions: Lake Hartwell, Oconee Station State Historic Site, Station Cove Falls, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Table Rock Mountain, Jones Gap, Campbell’s Covered Bridge, and Cowpens National Battlefield. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving South Carolina

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Scenic Driving South Carolina

by John F. Clark & Patricia A. Pierce (Falcon Guides)

Passing by state parks, fruit orchards, and small villages, the 110-mile Cherokee Scenic Highway (SC 11) follows an ancient Cherokee pathway in the looming shadow of the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains known to the Cherokee as the “The Great Blue Hills of God.” It ends at Cowpens National Battlefield Park, site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution.

Special attractions: Lake Hartwell, Oconee Station State Historic Site, Station Cove Falls, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Table Rock Mountain, Jones Gap, Campbell’s Covered Bridge, and Cowpens National Battlefield. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  John F. Clark & Patricia A. Pierce/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Walhalla
Distance: 110
Season: All year. Spring and summer are especially beautiful, with blooming flowers and orchards. Autumn, however, guarantees a spectacularly colorful show.
Local Contacts: Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area; Devils Fork State Park; Keowee - Toxaway State Natural Area; Table Rock Mountain; Jones Gap State Park; Cowpens National Battlefield Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway: Lake Hartwell to Cowpens

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May 2018