Crisp & Cool Weather – Hike, Anyone?

The weather is crisp and cool – perfect for an afternoon hike!

The Upstate of South Carolina is home to many state parks that offer a variety of trails and views.

If the weather has turned a bit chilly that your preference for being outdoors, Caesars Head State Park still affords the stunning views without the long hike. Sitting atop the Blue Ridge Escarpment, this park has an easily-accessible overlook that has views into North Carolina and Georgia.

For those with an urge to go to the top, Table Rock State Park offers a rather strenuous trek via either the Pinnacle Mountain Trail (over 4 miles, one way) or the classic Table Rock Trail (over 3.5 miles one way) to the higher rock outcrops.

This park does offer shorter and less challenging trails for those who might enjoy a more leisurely stroll through the woods.

Moving closer towards Lake Keowee and the various lake communities, such as The Reserve at Lake Keowee and The Cliffs Communities, is the Keowee-Toxaway State Park. Here, you have two trails that are similar in difficulty but vary on distance. Depending on the amount of time remaining in your day, either trek offers a wonderful path and features! Particularly, the Natural Bridge Nature Trail includes a, you guessed it, natural bridge that crosses Poe Creek.

These three parks are just a sampling of what Upstate South Carolina has to offer and we hope you are able to be outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sights and surroundings.  For more information about all the South Carolina State Parks, please click here.

Caesars Head State Park view

Caesars Head State Park view