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The Ridge Trail is a connector between the Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock trails. If you ascend the rugged Pinnacle Mountain Trail to the orange-blazed stones at the apex, the Ridge Trail provides an alternate descent.
Before you begin this rugged, strenuous trail, stop at the nature center and fill out a registration form. Drop the white copy in the locked box and keep the pink copy to put in the box when you return. The Ridge Trail is a connector between the Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock trails. If you ascend the rugged Pinnacle Mountain Trail to the orange-blazed stones at the apex, the Ridge Trail provides an alternate descent. Look for a leaf-covered, winding, dirt path and you will begin the quiet, less-trodden, Ridge Trail. As you walk along steep slopes through a mixed wood habitat, watch for bear, snakes, birds, and a variety of other wildlife.
You will pass Mill Creek Pass Trail (another connector back to the Pinnacle Mountain Trail) about midway to the Table Rock Trail. At the Table Rock Trail you can follow the signs up the mountain or turn right and descend to the Nature Center. Remember to wear sturdy footwear and functional clothing, carry adequate water and first aid supplies, and insect repellent is recommended in warm weather. Pets are permitted on leashes. Restrooms and water are available in the wood building above the Nature Center parking area.
There is no trailside camping. Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make reservations.Directions:
From Greenville: Drive north on US 276. SC 11 will join US 276 for approximately 5 miles and then branch left. Stay on SC 11. Pass the first park entrance on the right, continue across the bridge, and turn right at the West Gate/Camping entrance sign. Drive .5 mile and turn right into the Table Rock State Park entrance. Drive .7 mile and turn right into the parking area across from the Nature Center.