Trail

Table Rock Lakeside Trail

Pickens, SC
Length: 1.90 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This trail is marked with purple blazes and offers a bit of history, great views of the mountain, and a family friendly alternative to hiking up the steeper mountain trails.  The Civil Conservation Corps started this trail in the mid-1930’s and the loop was completed in 2011.  The east section around Pinnacle Lake is .75 mile and begins near the boat house and leads hikers past an old stone boat landing, below the historic Lodge, and by the dam and spillway, all of which the CCC constructed.  A small parking area serves as an optional trail access at the dam.  The trail drops down below the spillway to where a bridge crosses the creek.  From the bridge, the newest section around the west side of the lake is more level and leads .8 mile to the parking area near the picnic shelters.  The walk between the two main trail heads located at the shelters and the boat house is .3 mile and passes through the main day use parking area and by the swimming beach to complete the entire loop.  Completing a hiking registration card is not necessary for this trail.
-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

Lake, Picnic Area, Playground, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This trail is mostly flat (some up and down in some areas) and offers excellent views of Table Rock mountain from below. Other highlights include a dam spillway “waterfall” and bridge. If you hike the loop clockwise it ends at the playground!

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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!