Most trails and outdoor spaces are open, and outdoor recreation is encouraged. Please follow outdoor recreation social distancing guidelines and trail etiquette. Be respectful of others, and call ahead if there's uncertainty regarding the trail being open (contact information can be found on each trail page).
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- Trail Head
- Point of Interest
- Visitor Center
- Picnic Area
- No Fee
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 can also enjoy the melodic sound of a tributary of the park’s major attraction, Lake Keowee.
Starting from the Park Office, this moderately strenuous, well-marked 1.3-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.
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!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.