Trail

Oconee Bell Trail

Salem, SC
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This 1.5 mile loop within Devils Fork State Park gets its name from a rare wild flower that has gorgeous white blooms. Starting in the parking lot near the rear of the Ranger Station, this trail is plainly marked with white blazes and winds through a predominantly hardwood forest. The trail follows a creek that provides surreal sounds that add to its charm. In the early spring, endangered Oconee Bell wildflowers blossom along the creek. During your hike you will find benches that provide a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the lively forest. The trail is also endowed with a small pond that is a great place to view pond life.

-From the DFSP trails website

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
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, Lake, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

The best time to hike this trail is in late March, when the Oconee Bell wildflowers are blooming.

To reach the trail head, fork right upon entering the park and park behind the visitor center. There is one row of car parking on the far right of the large boat trailer parking lot. The trail head is at the far end of this row of parking spaces.

This park is very busy on the weekends, so plan to arrive early in the day.

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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!