Foothills Trail and Hidden Falls Trail

Picture of Jon Maloney at Hidden Falls (a self portrait at one of the only times in my life I've had a beard)

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Date Hiked: 2/15/97

Length: 4.4 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 2

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white on Foothills Trail, none on Hidden Falls Trail

Main Features: Hidden Falls

Animals: white-breasted nuthatches, crows, chickadees, downy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, chipping sparrows, towhees, mourning doves, black mink

Location: Oconee State Park, Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Oconee State Park is located on highway 107, 2.4 miles north of the 107 junction with highway 28. Driving down highway 107 from North Carolina, the park is 14.4 miles from the North Carolina state line. There is a small fee to enter the park during the busy seasons. Enter the park and turn right towards the camping area at the first fork. Continue past the various park buildings. At the next fork turn right towards cabins 7-13. After about 0.2 miles the trail is on the left and a parking area is just beyond on the right. The trailhead is 0.8 miles from the park entrance.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 150 feet to high point on Foothills Trail
Descend 450 feet to Hidden Falls
Total Ascent: 600 feet

0.0 parking area at Foothills Trail in Oconee State Park
0.4 turn left at junction staying on Foothills Trail
(The Tamassee Knob Trail goes right here.)
1.1 Turn right off of Foothills Trail onto grassy road
2.2 Hidden Falls


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