Lakeside Trail

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.9 miles

Type:

Loop

Surface:

Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping

Summary:

This trail is marked with purple blazes and offers a bit of history, great views of the mountain, and a family friendly alternative to hiking up the steeper mountain trails.

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This trail is marked with purple blazes and offers a bit of history, great views of the mountain, and a family friendly alternative to hiking up the steeper mountain trails. The Civil Conservation Corps started this trail in the mid-1930's and the loop was completed in 2011. The east section around Pinnacle Lake is .75 mile and begins near the boat house and leads hikers past an old stone boat landing, below the historic Lodge, and by the dam and spillway, all of which the CCC constructed. A small parking area serves as an optional trail access at the dam. The trail drops down below the spillway to where a bridge crosses the creek. From the bridge, the newest section around the west side of the lake is more level and leads .8 mile to the parking area near the picnic shelters. The walk between the two main trail heads located at the shelters and the boat house is .3 mile and passes through the main day use parking area and by the swimming beach to complete the entire loop.  Completing a hiking registration card is not necessary for this trail.

Directions:

From Greenville: Drive North on US 276. SC 11 will join US 276 for approximately 5.0 miles then branch left. Stay on SC 11 to the West gate entrance and turn right into Table Rock State Park, and follow the signs to the Nature Center.

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Table Rock State Park | 158 E. Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC 29671 | (864) 878-9813 | Email

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Lat: 35.02686315069298
Long: -82.69792099408166