Difficulty – Strenuous
Distance – 6.6 miles out-and-back
Directions to Trailhead – Take SC-183, Hester Store Rd and SC-135 N to New Hope Rd in Pickens County 34 min (21.3 mi). Turn left onto New Hope Rd 4 min (2.4 mi). Turn left onto SC-11 S 2 min (2.1 mi). Turn left on W Gate Rd to Table Rock State Park Rd.
Dog Friendly – Yes. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash.
When you think of SC mountains, you probably think of Table Rock. This iconic mountain offers sweeping views of Greenville’s watershed and surrounding mountains, and is just a 15 minute drive from Travelers Rest. Plus, at just under 7 miles, it’s a fantastic workout. Water sources are scarce on this trail, so be sure to bring plenty of water. Because Table Rock has pretty steep elevation changes, a pair of trekking poles will make this hike much more enjoyable. Trust us, your knees will thank you.