The Best Hiking Trails in South Carolina

Most Popular South Carolina Hiking Trails

We've ranked the best places to hike in South Carolina using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite hiking trails by submitting a trail review or creating a hiking wishlist today!

New! Find the best hiking trails by city:
Columbia (5), Wedgefield (4), Spartanburg (4), Greenville (3), Myrtle Beach (3), Mountain Rest (3)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Congaree National ParkHopkins, South Carolina
2. Cheraw State ParkCheraw, South Carolina
3. Huntington Beach State ParkMurrells Inlet, South Carolina
4. Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, South Carolina
5. Santee State ParkSantee, South Carolina
6. Palmetto TrailAwendaw, South Carolina
7. Issaqueena Falls "Waterfall" (South Carolina)Walhalla, South Carolina
8. Aiken State ParkWindsor, South Carolina
9. Kingsnake Trail, Congaree National ParkHopkins, South Carolina
10. Baker CreekMcCormick, South Carolina
11. Buncombe - Brickhouse Recreation AreaWhitmire, South Carolina
12. Equestrian Trail, Poinsett State ParkWedgefield, South Carolina
13. Scout Trail, Poinsett State ParkWedgefield, South Carolina
14. Loop Road Trail, Lee State Natural AreaBishopville, South Carolina
15. Palmetto Trail - High Hills of Santee PassageSumter, South Carolina
16. Equestrian Trail, Lee State Natural AreaBishopville, South Carolina
17. Caesars Head State ParkCleveland, South Carolina
18. Reedy Falls "Waterfall" (South Carolina)Greenville, South Carolina
19. Whitewater Falls, "Waterfalls" (South Carolina)Salem, South Carolina
20. Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife RefugeMcBee, South Carolina
21. Ellicott Rock Wilderness/Spoonauger Falls side trailMountain Rest, South Carolina
22. Swamp Fox PassageCharleston, South Carolina
23. James Island County ParkCharleston, South Carolina
24. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (South Carolina)Hardeeville, South Carolina
25. Wateree Passage Of The Palmetto TrailPinewood, South Carolina
26. Landsford Canal State ParkCatawba, South Carolina
27. Woods Bay State Natural AreaOlanta, South Carolina
28. N.R. Goodale State ParkCamden, South Carolina
29. Sandy Beach Spur TrailRussellville, South Carolina
30. Paris Mountain State ParkGreenville, South Carolina
31. Table Rock State ParkPickens, South Carolina
32. Forks Area Trail System (FATS)Clarks Hill, South Carolina
33. Harbison State ForestColumbia, South Carolina
34. Ninety Six National Historic SiteNinety Six, South Carolina
35. Edisto Beach State ParkEdisto Island, South Carolina
36. Charles Towne Landing State Historic SiteCharleston, South Carolina
37. Dreher Island State ParkProsperity, South Carolina
38. Turkey CreekPlum Branch, South Carolina
39. North Augusta GreenewayNorth Augusta, South Carolina
40. River walkRock Hill, South Carolina
41. Issaqueena LakeClemson, South Carolina
42. Marrington TrailGoose Creek, South Carolina
43. Croft PassageSpartanburg, South Carolina
44. Oconee Station State Historic SiteWalhalla, South Carolina
45. Lick Fork (Horn Creek)North Augusta, South Carolina
46. Hunting Island TrailBeaufort, South Carolina
47. Charles Pinckney National Historic SiteSullivans Island, South Carolina
48. Kings Mountain National Military ParkBlacksburg, South Carolina
49. Andrew Jackson State ParkLancaster, South Carolina
50. Myrtle Beach State ParkMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
51. Lynches WoodsNewberry, South Carolina
52. Colonial Dorchester State Historic SiteSummerville, South Carolina
53. Riverfront Park TrailColumbia, South Carolina
54. West Columbia RiverwalkWest Columbia, South Carolina
55. Wine CreekPlum Branch, South Carolina
56. Indian Mound Trail - Coastal Carolina Biking Edisto Island, South Carolina
57. Long Cane Horse TrailGreenwood, South Carolina
58. Palmetto Trail - Poinsett Reservoir PassageLandrum, South Carolina
59. Calhoun Falls State ParkCalhoun Falls, South Carolina
60. Wildcat WaysideCleveland, South Carolina
61. Palmetto Trail - Capitol City PassageColumbia, South Carolina
62. Palmetto Trail - Blue Wall PassageLandrum, South Carolina
63. Palmetto Trail - Enoree PassageWhitmire, South Carolina
64. Santee Cooper WMA Spur TrailEutaw Springs, South Carolina
65. Palmetto Trail - Hub City ConnectorSpartanburg, South Carolina
66. Palmetto Trail - Glenn springs PassageSpartanburg, South Carolina
67. Killer Three LoopSumter, South Carolina
68. Southside ParkSpartanburg, South Carolina
69. Cowpens National BattlefieldChesnee, South Carolina
70. Hampton Plantation State Historic SiteMcClellanville, South Carolina
71. Hunting Island State ParkHunting Island, South Carolina
72. Keowee-Toxaway State ParkSunset, South Carolina
73. Oconee State ParkMountain Rest, South Carolina
74. Oconee State Park (Sumter National Forest)Mountain Rest, South Carolina
75. Horry County Bike Run ParkMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
76. Parson's Mtn. Recreation Area TrailsAbbeville, South Carolina
77. Hickory Knob State ParkMccormick, South Carolina
78. Wambaw Cycle Trail - Coastal Carolina BikingMcClellanville, South Carolina
79. Chester State ParkChester, South Carolina
80. Givhans Ferry State ParkRidgeville, South Carolina
81. Lake Hartwell State ParkFair Play, South Carolina
82. Lake Wateree State ParkWinnsboro, South Carolina
83. Little Pee Dee State ParkDillon, South Carolina
84. The KnotWedgefield, South Carolina
85. Lake Conestee Nature ParkGreenville, South Carolina
86. Double Fork Tree / Hunting ArrowCentral, South Carolina
87. Palmetto Bay TrailsHilton Head Island, South Carolina
88. A-10Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
89. The KnotWedgefield, South Carolina
90. Saluda Shoals ParkColumbia, South Carolina
91. Horse Pasture / BootlegSunset, South Carolina
92. Baxter TrailsFort Mill, South Carolina
93. Jorge F. Arango TrailMarietta, South Carolina
94. WhippoorwillPinewood, South Carolina
95. Henderson Heritage PreserveAiken, South Carolina
96. Hickory Knob State Resort ParkMcCormick, South Carolina
97. Peachtree Rock PreserveLexington, South Carolina
98. Timmerman TrailCayce, South Carolina
99. Lynch's Woods Park TrailNewberry, South Carolina
100. Battlefield TrailClinton, South Carolina