The Stunning South Carolina Drive That Is One Of The Best Road Trips You Can Take In America

Are you ready for one of the very best road trips in South Carolina you can ever do? There’s no hyperbole here, either. This really is such a great trek, it could be one of the best in America, too! Come along as we explore the beautiful Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway and some of the highlights found along this 112-mile route through Piedmont and the Upcountry.

Without stops, this road trip could be accomplished from end-to-end and back to the starting point in Gaffney in about four hours, or two hours each way. But you’re sure to want to make stops along the way so plan accordingly. After all, this is one of the best road trips in South Carolina!

For more information about the trek, consult the many links throughout the article, or visit the official website of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highways Administration.

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May 14, 2023
  1. What are some wonderful scenic drives in South Carolina?

When it comes to amazing, scenic drives in South Carolina, the options are plenty! There are a lot, so we can’t list them all – but some of our favorites are:  

  • Savannah River National Scenic Byway – This one’s about 100 miles long and it makes for the perfect South Carolina day trip.  
  • Bohicket Road South Carolina Scenic Byway – You ought to drive this byway on the way to see the incredible, elegant Angel Oak. Seriously. Just take our word for it, you won’t regret a moment.  
  • The Woodpecker Trail – This is another long one, coming in at just over 200 miles long, and extends up to Florida.  

Learn more about all of these awesome scenic drives in South Carolina, and then some! 

  1. What are the best scenic byways in South Carolina?

Of course, the list of awesome scenic byways in South Carolina doesn’t end with the above-mentioned ones! There are plenty more, such as:  

  • Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway – Also known as SC-11, this gorgeous stretch of roadway is an amazing adventure that includes a unique natural wonder.  
  • Edisto Island National Scenic Byway – This gorgeous 14-mile drive might be one of the most beautiful in the entire state. You’ll pass all sorts of amazing places along the way.  
  • Falling Waters Scenic Byway – It might be just 13 miles long, but it’s gorgeous and worthy of adventure.  

Learn more about these awesome scenic byways in South Carolina

  1. What other awesome South Carolina drives should I add to my bucket list?

Okay, okay – just a few more! Obviously, we’re a little enthusiastic about these awesome South Carolina drives. So, a couple more awesome ones include:  

  • Edisto Island National Scenic Byway - tree tunnels, salt marshes, forests, farms? What more could we ask for?  
  • Savannah River National Scenic Byway – Another 100-mile, gorgeous drive, the Savannah River National Byway is an absolutely beautiful gem.  
  • Plantersville Scenic Byway – This is one of the newest scenic drives in South Carolina, and it’s absolutely amazing!  

Learn more about all of these wonderful scenic backroads in South Carolina