HIKING TRAILS

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bartram Trail -This trail, outlining the path of William Bartram, extends for some distance.
Yellow Branch Nature Trail-Located south of Mountain Rest, SC, Oconee County, off of Hwy 28, just below Stumphouse Ranger Station, on the right.

Earl's Ford & Sandy Ford Hiking Trail -At Mountain Rest, about 3.75 miles, turn right (south) on FS 196 and go 3.25 miles to a four-way stop at Whetstone; turn right (west) and go off pavement at 1.75 miles on a good gravel road for 1.25 miles. There is a camp specially designed to accommodate horses and horse trailers, and from it radiate horse trails that explore the area. If one turns left here on FS 721A, in 1.25 miles the river corridor is reached, and a trail leads .25 mile to the river. This is the Sandy Ford access from the South Carolina side. Continuing straight on Whetstone Road 1 mile past the horse camp, one reaches a parking area and trail to Earl's Ford
East Fork Trail -To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 64 and NC 107 in Cashiers, NC, go south on NC 107; turn right on the road to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery. The trailhead is at the parking area of the Chattooga Picnic Area, next to the hatchery. From Walhalla, SC, go north on Hwy 107, past Mountain Rest, road to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery is on the left.
Chattooga Ridge Trail
-Trail Begins at Highway 76 Bridge, in GA, headed north, parallel with the Chattooga River.
Bull Sluice Trail -There are two trails upriver to Bull Sluice, at high water levels a very dangerous, roaring, Class V rapid. Some visitors choose to walk up the better trail on the east (South Carolina) bank from the US 76 bridge parking area to watch the rafters come through the sluice. Photographers often prefer to walk up the west bank (Georgia) trail which is less well maintained but offers better views of the falls from below. (This is not the Chattooga Ridge Trail, but a spur from the Ga Hwy 76 Bridge parking lot , which is a fee area.)
Winding Stairs Trail -From Walhalla, drive west on SC 28 for 7.5 miles, bear right at SC 107 and drive 8.8 miles to Cherry Hill Recreation Area on the right. The trail is on the right (east) side of the highway, just south of the entrance to the recreation area.
Woodall Shoals Trail -This trail is a ¼ mile long, beginning at the Woodall Shoals parking area and ending at the Chattooga River just below Woodall Shoals Rapid. From Hwy. 76 Bridge, go east 2.5 miles to Orchard Rd. Turn right onto Orchard and go .5 miles to the gravel, Woodall Rd. on the right. Follow Woodall Road to it's terminus at the parking area.
Big Bend Trail -From Walhalla, drive west on SC 28 for 7.5 miles, bear right at SC 107 and drive 8.8 miles to Cherry Hill Recreation Area on the right. The trail is on the right (east) side of the highway, just south of the entrance to the recreation area.
Thrifts Ferry Trail -The next access is at Thrift's Ferry reached by a gravel road that turns north about 1 mile east of the US 76 bridge.
Foothills National Recreation Trail -This is an extensive trail, traversing two counties, with one end being located at the Oconee State Park. Beginning in Walhalla SC, follow Hwy 28 /107 north out of Walhalla to Mountain Rest, approximately 10 miles. At the Oconee State Park sign, veer to the right, continuing to follow Hwy 107 north approximately two miles. The State Park is located on the right.
Sumter National Forest Trails
Fork Mountain Trail -From Walhalla, drive NW on SC 28 for 7.5 miles and bear right onto SC 107, continue for 14.5 miles to junction of Oconee County S-413. Sloan Bridge Picnic Area is approximately .5 miles ahead on left. From the parking lot, walk north across the highway culvert that crosses East Fork Creek.
Cherry Hill Recreation Area -From Walhalla, drive west on SC 28 for 7.5 miles, bear right at SC 107 and drive 8.8 miles to Cherry Hill Recreation Area on the right.

GEORGIA
Trails of the Chattahoochee-Oconee Nat'l Forests
Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Trails

OTHER TRAILS
Appalachian Trail -Appalachian Trail A National Scenic trail running 2,100 miles along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. It runs through 14 eastern states, stretching from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Bartram Trail -This trail, outlining the path of William Bartram, extends for some distance.

TOP 5 TRAILS
Yellow Branch
Chattooga Ridge
Bull Sluice
Bartram Trail/Foothill
Woodall Shoals

TRAIL GUIDES
SC Sumter Nat'l Forest
SC Hiking Trails
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Roadside GA Trails
GA Trails
N. GA Trail
NC Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails

PARKS SC
Oconee State Park
Chau Ram Co. Park
South Cove Co. Park
High Falls Co. Park

PARKS GA
Georgia State Parks
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Trails

BACKPACKING TRAILS
Appalachian Trail
Bartram Trail

Foothills National Recreation Trail