South Carolina is a wide open adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking in the Palmetto State yields ample rewards for any extra efforts exerted to reach destinations deep in the woods. If you’re planning a staycation that involves hiking, there’s no other county in South Carolina with more trails than Oconee County – where you’ll have public access to more than 50 hiking trails that lead to amazing destinations. Nine favorites are listed below.

You’d better get started… you have many miles to cover on this list! For more hiking adventures in South Carolina, check out these seven iconic hikes of a lifetime that are found right here at home in the Palmetto State.

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