Foothills Trail from Sloan Bridge Picnic Area
in SC to Whitewater Falls overlook in NC

Picture of fog in the woods on the on Foothills Trail

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Date Hiked: 5/31/97

Length: 8.6 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 3

Blaze: white

Main Features: view of Whitewater Falls

Location: Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Driving north on highway 107, the Sloan Bridge Picnic Area is on the left 14.6 miles from highway 28 and 0.2 miles past the connecting road on the right that goes to highway 130. Driving south on highway 107, Sloan Bridge is on the right 0.9 miles past the North Carolina state line. There is no bridge at Sloan Bridge. Walk south on highway 107 to the trail sign about 40 feet from the parking lot and cross highway 107 to the trail.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 450 feet to 1.5 miles
Descend 200 feet to 1.8 miles
Ascend 150 feet to 2.1 miles
Descend 300 feet to 3.3 miles
Total Ascent: 1,100 feet

0.6 bearing trees
0.8 merge with old road
1.2 NC/SC state line
1.5 highest point
1.7 bridge
1.8 low point
2.1 high point
2.2 bridge
2.4 stream crossing
2.5 stream crossing
2.6 bridge
2.8 stream crossing
stream crossing
3.1 stream crossing
3.9 cross road NC-281
4.3 dangerous overlook above Whitewater Falls


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