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Five-Star Trails: South Carolina Upstate: Spectacular Hikes Near Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee, and Pickens Counties

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Author: Jackson, Sherry

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 176

Release Date: 11-04-2023

Details: Product Description Discover 30 five-star hiking trails in northwestern South Carolina, including popular routes and hidden gems. From its mountains and lakes to its waterfalls and trails, the Upstate is an outdoors lover’s paradise. The trail system is quite extensive, and opportunities range from day hikes to backpacking trips along the Foothills and Appalachian Trails. This diverse geographical wonderland offers a variety of easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes. You can hike through history along Cowpens Battlefield Trail or enjoy the fall colors at Nine Times Preserve. Take the kids to the Croft State Park Nature Trail or walk your dog on the Lake Hartwell Dam Walking Trail. Explore 30 of the region’s best, five-star trails with this easy-to-carry and easy-to-use guidebook. In the updated edition, author and hiking expert Sherry Jackson presents everything you need to know about spectacular outings that lead to mountain panoramas, majestic waterfalls, remote wilderness, and more. Inside you’ll find: Descriptions of 30 five-star hiking trails for all levels and interests GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads Insight into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail! About the Author Sherry Jackson’s love of travel came at a young age. Her family would load up the car on the weekend, pick a destination, and set off to explore. She has traversed through jungles, snorkeled the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and wandered the streets of Paris, always searching for her next adventure. Her articles have been featured in a variety of outlets including USA Today, Blue Ridge Country, Foothills Spotlight Magazine, Jetsetter, BootsnAll, Gadling, Yahoo, The Simpsonville Sentinel, and countless other print and online publications. She owns and maintains four websites. Sherry is a member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Caesars Head State Park: Raven Cliff Falls Scenery: 5 stars | Trail Condition: 4 stars | Children: 3 stars | Difficulty: 3 stars | Solitude: 2 stars Key Information GPS Trailhead Coordinates: N35° 06.943' W82° 38.291' Distance & Configuration: 4.0 mile out-and-back Hiking Time: 3.25 hours Highlights: Magnificent views, creeks and a waterfall Elevation: 2,866' elevation at the trailhead and 3,165' elevation about a mile into the hike. Access: 9a.m.-9p.m., daily during daylight saving time. 9a.m.-6p.m., daily the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year-round. There is a $2.00 per person hiking fee payable at the Visitor Center or via honor system at the parking area. Maps: USGS Table Rock State Park, South Carolina Parks, Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area Facilities: Restrooms at the Visitor Center. Wheelchair Access: No Comments: Pets are allowed but must be leashed. On weekends the parking lot can get full quickly. There are no trash cans, so you must pack out what you bring. Contacts: Caesars Head State Park, 8155 Geer Highway, Cleveland, SC 29635, Phone: 864-836-6115 Overview Caesars Head is one of South Carolina’s most famous natural landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. The Raven Cliff Falls trail is part of the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness trail system and Foothills Trail, and is one of the most popular hikes at Caesars Head. The moderately difficult trail leads to an overlook where you can view the 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls in the distance. Route Details A granite gneiss (a major metamorphic rock) outcropping atop the Blue Ridge Escarpment is what gave Caesars Head State Park its name. It’s worth stopping at the Visitor Center to not only pay the $2.00 per person hiking fee but also

EAN: 9781634043465

Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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