9 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In South Carolina
By Robin Jarvis|Updated on April 15, 2022(Originally published April 10, 2022)
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Hiking in a state with so many mountain trails can be a difficult path to negotiate if you’re a novice or are dealing with a minor injury keeping you from the more strenuous trails. Whatever category you fall within, it can be a daunting task to do the homework to make sure the trail you pick matches your needs. That’s where we come in! Below you’ll find a list of some of the best hikes in South Carolina to get you started on a gentle and memorable outdoor adventure.
From mountain waterfalls to a coastal forest along the beach, this spectacular list of easy hikes in South Carolina hits the mark. Enjoy!
With so many amazing choices here it’s likely going to be difficult to choose where to start. Which one is your favorite? Do you agree that these are some of the best hikes in South Carolina? We’d love to know in our comments – and to see pics if you’ve already hiked any of these.
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What are the most scenic hiking trails in South Carolina?
South Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. With gorgeous coastal scenery as well as beautiful mountain views, the Palmetto State is brimming with opportunities for adventure. Now that we've outlined some great options for easy trails in the article above, you might be curious to learn about other hikes in the state. One noteworthy trek is located near Greenville and is called the Paris Mountain Sulpher Springs Trail. Though it measures just 3.5 miles in length, it's quite challenging, with plenty of rocky slopes. The forest scenery is beautiful, though, as are the points of interest, such as the old stone ruins. Another Greenville hike worth exploring is the Raven Cliff Falls Trail. This difficult trail is a lengthly 8.8 miles, but it features delights such as a waterfall and an adrenaline-pumping suspension bridge. Some other scenic hiking destinations worth adding to your bucket list include Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve, Congaree National Park, Audubon's Francis-Beidler Forest, Jones Gap, Peachtree Rock Nature Preserve, Sassafras Mountain, Table Rock State Park, and Poinsett State Park. Learn more about these fantastic hiking trails in South Carolina.