Trail

Carrick Creek Trail

Pickens, SC
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Lollipop

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This 2 mile trail loop provides some breathtaking views of Table Rock State Park. A circuit of the Carrick Creek Trail will take you about one hour to complete, and is clearly marked with green blazes on tree trunks throughout the trail. You begin your hike at an elevation of 1,160 feet at the Nature Center, and rise to 1,520 feet with numerous views of cascading waterfalls as you pass through a forest that includes a dominant oak-hickory forest, scattered pines, and hemlock. An observation deck less than 100 yards up the trail at Carrick Creek Falls allows outdoor enthusiasts to be a part of the great South Carolina outdoors.
-From the TRSP trails website

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Visitor Center, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

The trail begins at the park nature center. When it is open, you can go inside to see several tanks with snakes inside.

Just 100 yards from the trail head is a small waterfall with a viewing platform. On hot days you are welcome to wade in the water below the falls.

Streams, rapids, and waterfalls will parallel this trail 75% of the time, especially at the beginning and end. Lots of stream crossings, bridges, and mud puddles to navigate.

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Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5.00/adults, $3/age 6-16, Free/5 and under

An annual pass is available for purchase for all the area state parks (from $50/year).

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!