Family Hikes in Upstate South Carolina
by Scott Lynch
Tucked into the northwest corner of South Carolina, the Upstate is famous for its waterfalls, scenic views, and rich natural and human history. It’s also perfect for introducing anyone of any age to the pleasures of hiking. Whether you prefer state parks, historic sites, or more remote heritage preserves, this guide offers 20 walks ranging from half a mile to four miles. Visit spectacular Twin Falls, walk the trail at the historic settlement of Hagood Mill, or splash in the clear waters of Lake Jocassee at Devils Fork State Park. Each hike entry includes driving and hiking directions, maps and GPS coordinates, difficulty rating, round-trip hiking distance, trail surface description, and more.
About the Author
Scott Lynch lives in the South Carolina Upstate where he was born and raised, and where he has been hiking the trails since 1989. Once a professional hiking guide and outfitter, he now writes full time when he’s not out on the trail. His guidebooks include Family Hikes in Upstate South Carolina, Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail, and Hiking & Mountain Biking DuPont State Forest.