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South Carolina Backpacking Trails

Charleston, SC: Float a Wild Coast (Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge)

Kayak where land, sea, and river converge, then camp on a beach and take to a wildlife refuge on foot on this multiway paddling trip to Capers and Bulls Islands. BY DAVID KUCZKIR

Charleston: Palmetto Trail (Awendaw Connector)

This 9.8-mile out-and-back strolls through sandy pine and oak forest, and across tidal creeks to stunning coastal views in Francis Marion National Forest.

Charleston: High Ground Loop

This is literally one for the birds. Take a hike along a waterfowl-rich marsh on this 8-miler through Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Charleston: Palmetto Trail (Swamp Fox Passage)

This leisurely 8.2-mile out-and-back meanders through the low-country forests and cypress swamps of Francis Marion National Forest.

Greenville, SC: Raven Cliff Falls Loop

This 7.7-mile lollipop loop through the Mountain Bridge Wilderness leads to Raven Cliff Falls, arguably South Carolina’s most famous waterfall.

Greenville, SC: Sassafras Mountain

Tag the two highest peaks in South Carolina on this 17.2-mile out-and-back with overlooks, waterfalls, and a homestead crumbled by weather and time.

Greenville, SC: Long Cane Loop

Wander among the big trees and rocky ridges of the Old South’s Sumter National Forest.

Greenville, SC: Foothills Trail

Walk the wilderness that bridges North and South Carolina on a 33-mile shuttle hike that samples lush riverside trail and ridgetop views.

Greenville, SC: Table Rock Mountain

Notch unrivaled vistas of South Carolina’s Piedmont region from one of the state’s most revealing vantage points on this 7-mile out-and-back to the iconic Table Rock Mountain.

Jocassee Gorges, SC: Laurel Fork Falls via Foothills Trail

Link waterfalls, rushing creeks, and a refreshing swimming hole on this 14.6-miler in Jocassee Gorges.

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Charleston: High Ground Loop

This is literally one for the birds. Take a hike along a waterfowl-rich marsh on this 8-miler through Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Greenville, SC: Table Rock Mountain

Notch unrivaled vistas of South Carolina’s Piedmont region from one of the state’s most revealing vantage points on this 7-mile out-and-back to the iconic Table Rock Mountain.

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