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Additional Trails to Consider (South Carolina)



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Additional Trails to Consider (South Carolina)



Summary: Congaree Swamp is considered one of the top 10 ancient forests in the United States. Congaree Swamp National Monument preserves the largest intact tract of old-growth floodplain forest in North America. The area boasts approximately 90 tree species. The variety of trees equals half the number found in all of Europe. You'll find two and a half miles of trail here, some of it easy boardwalk. But the best way to see this flooded forest is to hop into a canoe.40
The following South Carolina trails and their descriptions were gathered from GORP’s website. A more complete list of 404 trails is located at http://gorp.away.com/gorp/trailfinder/search_results.tcl?stateid=41 this link. This link http://www.localhikes.com/Default.asp gives detailed information on trails located by metropolitan areas.
Asbury Trail Loop Hike

Highlights: Great river crossing, superb waterfall and cave, excellent trail routing

Trail: 5.42 miles
Pinnacle Mountain Trail

Highlights: Strenuous hike to summit of Pinnacle Mountain. Small waterfalls. Good overlook.

Trail: 3 miles
Raven Cliff Falls- Suspension Bridge

Highlights: Rhodendron, Mountain Laurel, established trees, beautiful waterfall

Trail: 3.25 miles
Raven Cliff Loop

Highlights: Awesome river, cable crossing, challenging trail

Trail: 6.8-mile loop
Raven Rock Loop

Highlights: natural bridge, rocky outcrops, lakeshore campsite, beautiful stream crossing

Trail: 4-mile loop
Table Rock Trail

Highlights: Strenuous hike to summit of Table Rock. Small waterfalls. Magnificent overlooks.

Trail: 3.25 miles
Big Bend Trail to the Chatooga River

Highlights: Old tree growth, rushing water and falls, Foothills Chatooga trail access

Trail: 3.3 miles
Coon Branch Area (Lower Whitewater Falls)

Highlights: Largest Fraser magnolia in SC, old growth woods, beautiful waterfall view

Trail: 3 miles

Fletcher Creek Loop

Highlights: Wildflowers, Good Exercise, Picturesque Native Trout Stream.

Trail: 3.25 miles
Panthertown Loop Hike

Highlights: Granite rock outcrops, beautiful falls, also known as the Yosemite of the East.

Trail: 2.8 miles
Silerbaldtrail

Highlights: High clear bald with breathtaking views

Trail: 3.5 miles

Additional Trails to Consider (Tennessee)



Summary: The following Tennessee trails and their descriptions were gathered from GORP’s website. A more complete list of 76 trails is located at http://gorp.away.com/gorp/trailfinder/search_results.tcl?stateid=43 this link. This link http://www.localhikes.com/Default.asp gives detailed information on trails located by metropolitan areas.
Ramsay Cascades Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: Ramsay Cascades, in the Great Smoky Mountains, is the highest waterfall in the park accessible by trail so it is a popular destination.

Trail: 4 miles

Maddron Bald Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: Cascading falls, panoramic views, and old growth forest are some of the outstanding features of this trail.

Trail: 17.8 miles

Albright Grove Loop Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: This trail passes through one of the largest and most impressive stands of virgin poplar in Eastern Tennessee.

Trail: 3.5 miles

Baxter Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: This hike offers beautiful wildflowers and some of the biggest and most impressive poplar trees in Eastern Tennessee.

Trail: 12.4 miles

Fork Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: Hike in the impressive spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests of the Great Smoky's.

Trail: 3 miles

Bull Head Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: This hike, to the summit of LeConte Mountain, offers spectacular views into the park and surrounding valleys.

Trail: 12.6 miles

Turtletown Creek Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: This trail has scenic views of the Hiwassee River in addition to overlooks of two breathtaking waterfalls in the southern Tennessee region of the.

Trail: 3.75 miles

McNabb Creek Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: You will enjoy this hike in Autumn with its beautiful wildflowers, amazing bright colored leaves, and exciting stream crossings.

Trail: 3.89 miles

North Fork Citico Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: Breathtaking scenic views and mesmerizing cascading waterfalls awaits you on this challenging trail.

Trail: 5 miles

Sugar Mountain Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: This challenging hike, with some steep slopes, will keep the pulse perking right along. Pleasant Field Fishing Site nearby offers some great fishing.

Trail: 5.98 miles

Flats Mountain Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: Excellent panoramic views of Indian Boundary Recreation Area and Citico Creek Wilderness are the highlights of this great trail in the southern Tennessee region of the Cherokee National Forest.

Trail: 6.21 miles

Warriors Pass National Recreational Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: Enjoy one of the best ways to experience the forest in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere on this nationally designated trail.

Trail: 8.09 miles

Starr Mountain Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: From the ridge tops this trail offers excellent views of the spectacular Etowah area.

Trail: 4.79 miles

John Muir Trail, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: This National Recreation Trail follows Hiwassee riverbank and traces part of route of naturalist John Muir's 1,000-mile walk to Gulf of Mexico in 1867.

Trail: 19.89 miles
Natchez Trace Trail

Highlights: The historic Natchez Trace Trail, an ancient path that began as Native American trail, offers sunken footpaths, Indian mounds, and lush Southern scenery.

Trail: 24 miles

Ace Gap Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlights: At the trailhead, to the left is a side trail to the entrance to Bull Cave (descends vertically about 420', one of the deepest caverns in the southeast.

Trail: 5.59 miles

Volunteer Trail

Highlights: A very nice hike, great views and even some old stone walls for the curious.

Trail: 6 miles

Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail

Highlights: Overnight trail that passes 3 lakes and offers hundreds of years of history dealing with iron ore production and the way our settlers lived.

Trail: 11.5 miles
Buckeye Falls, Cherokee National Forest

Highlights: The highest falls in Tennessee at 475'. It is part cliff and part cascade, not easily reached or viewed.



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