It stands to reason that when people visit Table Rock State Park, the ultimate goal is to hike to the top of the state’s most majestic mountain to see the view and breathe the air from way up in the sky. But there is another gawk-worthy trail in the state park that’s much easier and still affords an amazing view of the mountains.

Winter hours at Table Rock State Park are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those hours are extended to 9 p.m during warm weather months. Admission to this park is $6 for adults; $3.75 for SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 for children ages 6-15; and ages 5 and under are free. Learn more from the official website for South Carolina State Parks. Learn more about the Lakeside Trail/Pinnacle Lake Trail from our friends at

For a closer look at the lengthy trail that climbs to the top of Table Rock, keep reading here.

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