Natural Bridge Nature
State Natural Area)
Starting from the Park
Office at Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area, this
moderately strenuous, well-marked 1.5-mile loop will provide you with
a 1 hour getaway in the land that Cherokee Indians once traversed.
The most distinguishing feature of this trail, the natural bridge,
provides a natural fixture for you to cross Poe Creek, which you will
follow for a short distance of your hike. You will enjoy the melodic
sound of a tributary of the park’s major attraction Lake Keowee
while surrounded by mountain laurel, blueberries, and Bowman’s root.
Wildlife you may encounter will consist of the occasional white tail
deer, chipmunk, or salamander. This trail offers you a
pleasant place to connect with the gorgeous foothills of the Blue
Length: 1.5-mile loop
Directions: From Clemson, drive
north for 20 miles on SC 133 until you reach SC 11 then turn left. The entrance to
the park's picnic area is on your immediate left, or you can turn right to reach the
Park Office, hiking trails, lake access, camping area and cabin. From Walhalla, drive 20
miles northwest on SC 11, and the entrances are just beyond the bridge
that crosses Lake Keowee.
check with the park for campsite availability.
Natural Area, 108 Residence Drive, Sunset, SC 29685,
November 10, 2008
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