The 10 Best State Parks In South Carolina If You Love To Hike

Hiking in South Carolina is always an adventure but sometimes you don’t want to head out to unfamiliar territory and search for trailheads and such. These occasions are perfect for visiting one of our many state parks to enjoy a hike or two. Trails and trailheads are always clearly marked in our wonderful state parks, making this an easy, enjoyable, fun-filled day. Below are the top 10 state parks for hiking, as ranked by our friends over at We selected our favorite trail to share from each park. Add these to your bucket list and enjoy the adventures!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Can’t get enough? Here are the state’s top 8th, 9th, and 10th state park trails at Landsford Canal State Park, Croft State Park, and Huntington Beach State Park!

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Address: Table Rock State Park, 158 E Ellison Ln, Pickens, SC 29671, USA
Address: Jones Gap State Park, 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661, USA
Address: Caesars Head State Park Visitor Center, 8155 Geer Hwy, Cleveland, SC 29635, USA
Address: Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609, USA
Address: Keowee Toxaway State Park, 108 Residence Dr, Sunset, SC 29685, USA
Address: Oconee State Park, 624 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664, USA
Address: Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223, USA