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The 3.4-mile Table Rock Trail is a highly strenuous, out-and-back hike
within the scenic and popular Table Rock State Park in the northwest
corner of South Carolina. There are 10 miles of trails in the park
system, but only the Table Rock National Recreation Trail ascends
2,000 feet to the summit of the imposing granite dome, Table Rock
Mountain (3,157 feet). The red-blazed hike begins at the Carrick Creek
Interpretive Center and ascends steeply through an open forest strewn
with boulders. Along the way, you will see vegetation typical of the
Southern Appalachians: dominant oak and hickory trees with scattered
pines and hemlock. As you might guess, the strenuous hike offers the
reward of spectacular views from the summit.
3.6 miles one way
From Greenville, drive north on US 276 north until it joins SC 11.
Stay on SC 11 when it branches from US 276 and continue for
approximately 7 miles to the West Gate of Table Rock State Park on the
right. Enter the park and follow the signs to the Nature Center. After
a short hike on the Carrick Creek Trail, bear to the right onto the
Table Rock NRT.
No trailside camping.
Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at
to make reservations.
Table Rock State
Park, 246 Table Rock State Park Road, Pickens, SC 29671,