Hiking Trail
Natural Bridge Nature

(Keowee-Toxaway 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 Ridge Mountains.

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.

Camping: Please check with the park for campsite availability.

Park Information: Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area, 108 Residence Drive, Sunset, SC 29685, Telephone: 864-868-2605. 

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