Hiking Near Clemson, SC

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About This List


This list was started out of a lack of any central place to see all the things that you can do while you're a Clemson student. I hope this can be a resource for students for years to come. If you have any questions/comments/etc. shoot me an email at mrtromb@g.clemson.edu. Enjoy!

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Name Location Minutes from Clemson Latitude Longitude Trail Length (Round Trip) Info Link
Gateway Park Clemson, SC 3 34.682593 -82.817788 - Trail, swings N/A
Abernathy Waterfront Park Clemson, SC 5 34.68997 -82.837844 0.5 miles Waterfront, picnic areas N/A
Lake Hartwell Clemson, SC 7 34.682226 -82.860278 - Fishing, beach, swimming https://www.sas.usace.army.mil/About/Divisions-and-Offices/Operations-Division/Hartwell-Dam-and-Lake/
Mountain View Park Clemson, SC 7 34.701797 -82.839723 1 mile Walking trail, disc golf, picnic areas N/A
Twelve Mile Recreation Area Clemson, SC 8 34.70541 -82.834945 - Picnic shelters, beach https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232724
W.C. Nettles Park Pendleton, SC 10 34.675948 -82.785104 - Baseball and soccer fields (lit), tennis courts, picnic shelter N/A
Waldrop Stone Falls Clemson, SC 10 34.739906 -82.826599 ~45 minutes Waterfall https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/south-carolina/waldrop-stone-falls
Clemson Experimental Forest Clemson, SC 15 34.736572 -82.853096 - Swimming, trails, etc. https://www.clemson.edu/public/experimental-forest/
Issaqueena Lake & Dam Trail Clemson, SC 20 34.747452 -82.855748 7.8 miles Hiking near lake https://clemsontrails.blogspot.com/p/botanical-gardens.html
South Cove County Park Seneca, SC 23 34.717947 -82.963436 - Swimming, camping, fishing, tenning courts, mini golf, picnic areas http://experienceoconee.com/Parks/South-Cove-Park
High Falls County Park Seneca, SC 25 34.802156 -82.92998 - Fishing, swimming, picnic shelters, tennis & basketball courts, mini golf, horseshoes, campgrounds http://experienceoconee.com/Parks/High-Falls-Park
Lake Hartwell State Park Fair Play, SC 30 34.494646 -83.024663 - Fishing, basketball, camping https://southcarolinaparks.com/lake-hartwell
Lake Keowee Keowee, SC 30 34.854321 -82.882959 - Fishing, swimming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Keowee
Mile Creek Park Six Mile, SC 30 34.853069 -82.88288 - Hiking, swimming, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts https://visitmilecreekpark.com/
Chau Ram County Park Westminster, SC 32 34.692578 -83.143402 - Waterfalls, picnic shelters, camp sites, rapids, fishing http://experienceoconee.com/Parks/High-Falls-Park
Keowee-Toxaway State Park Sunset, SC 35 34.938434 -82.888312 0.5 miles Fishing, hiking https://southcarolinaparks.com/keowee-toxaway
Oconee Station State Historic Site Walhalla, SC 35 34.855125 -83.07177 1.5 miles Nature trail, fishing pond, stone blockhouse https://southcarolinaparks.com/oconee-station
Station Cove Falls Near Walhalla, SC 35 34.854775 -83.075894 ~1 hour Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/station-cove-falls
Stumphouse Tunnel & Issqueena Falls Walhalla, SC 35 34.8139952 -83.125458 0.5 miles Falls, old train tunnel https://visitoconeesc.com/stumphouse-park/
Chauga Narrows Near Walhalla, SC 40 34.8271 -83.1727 ~45 minutes Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/chauga-narrows
Fall Creek Falls Near Westminster, SC 40 34.810208 -83.128081 4 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/fall-creek-falls
Swamp Rabbit Trail Greenville, SC 40 34.85281 -82.392005 21 miles Biking, swimming https://greenvillerec.com/swamprabbit/
Devils Fork State Park Salem, SC 43 34.963204 -82.951724 - Waterfalls, fishing, campgrounds https://southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork
Oconee State Park Mountain Rest, SC 43 34.873947 -83.106234 - Canoe rentals, swimming, fishing, trails https://southcarolinaparks.com/oconee
Table Rock State Park Pickens, SC 43 35.044386 -82.70425 1.8/6.6 miles Trails, cabin, mountains https://southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock
Hidden Falls Near Walhalla, SC 45 34.8630713 -83.0981433 ~2 hours Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/hidden-falls
Lake Jocassee Keowee, SC 45 34.952976 -82.9491 - Fishing, swimming http://lakejocassee.com/
Bee Cove Falls Near Walhalla, SC 50 34.9744 -83.0519 4 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/bee-cove-falls
Blue Hole Falls Near Walhalla, SC 50 34.7616 -83.1897 ~1 hour Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/blue-hole-falls
Bull Sluice Falls Near Westminster, SC 50 34.8147 -83.3051 - Waterfall http://www.alleneasler.com/bull.html
Cheohee/Miuka Falls Near Walhalla, SC 50 34.9411 -83.08975 2.4 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/miuka-falls
Licklog & Pigpen Falls Near Walhalla, SC 50 34.920432 -83.12107 - Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/licklog-pigpen-falls
Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls Near Pickens, SC 50 35.020232 -82.825099 0.5 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/twin-falls-reedy-cove-falls-rock-falls-or-eastatoe-falls
Whitewater Falls Near Bad Creek, SC 50 35.037827 -83.018512 - Short hike, waterfall https://www.romanticasheville.com/whitewater_falls.htm
Lower Whitewater Falls Near Walhalla, SC 51 35.015975 -82.991974 3.8 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/lower-whitewater-falls
Riley Moore Falls Near Westminster, SC 52 34.751799 -83.181525 2 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/riley-moore-falls
Paris Mountain State Park Greenville, SC 53 34.942367 -82.383302 - Mountain hiking https://southcarolinaparks.com/paris-mountain
Brasstown Falls Near Westminster, SC 55 34.7182 -83.3038 ~45 minutes Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/brasstown-falls
Opossum Creek Falls Near Westminster, SC 56 34.785699 -83.304731 ~4 hours Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/opossum-creek-falls
Secret Falls Near Walhalla, SC 56 34.930935 -83.086413 3.6 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/secret-falls
Big Bend Falls Near Walhalla, SC 60 34.9533 -83.1193 6.8 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/big-bend-falls
Caesars Head State Park Cleveland, SC 60 35.110895 -82.61919 - Hiking https://southcarolinaparks.com/caesars-head
King Creek Falls Near Walhalla, SC 60 34.976492 -83.119034 1.2 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/king-creek-falls
Long Creek Falls Near Westminster, SC 60 34.789649 -83.312908 ~2 hours Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/long-creek-falls
Spoonauger/Rock Cliff Falls Near Walhalla, SC 60 34.986759 -83.108047 ~45 minutes Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/spoonauger-falls
Rainbow Falls Cleveland, SC 63 35.132881 -82.588263 4 miles Huge waterfall https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/south-carolina/rainbow-falls-trail
Panther Creek Near Turnerville, GA 68 34.699269 -83.421551 7 miles Hiking, swimming https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/panther-creek-falls/
DuPont State Recreational Forest Cedar Mountain, NC 70 35.201504 -82.61938 - 20+ hiking trails to choose from, waterfalls, mountain biking https://www.dupontforest.com/explore/
Tallulah Gorge State Park Near Lakemont, GA 72 34.735081 -83.3717 - Campsites, picnic shelter, hiking https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge
Angel Falls Near Lakemont, GA 80 34.788176 -83.478773 1.5 miles Waterfall http://www.carolinawaterfalls.com/angel_falls.html
Pretty Place Greenville, SC 80 35.134682 -82.57537 - Hike with scenic overlook https://www.campgreenville.org/pretty-place
Minnehaha Falls Near Lakemont, GA 90 34.750396 -83.479168 0.2 miles Waterfall https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/minnehaha-falls-georgia-trail/
Chimney Rock Chimney Rock, NC 100 35.464336 -82.24517 - Hike with scenic overlook https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/
Laurel Folk Falls Near Pickens, SC 110 35.032077 -82.894034 17 miles Waterfall https://www.sctrails.net/trails/trail/laurel-fork-falls

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