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:
Spartanburg (4), Columbia (4), Greenville (3), Charleston (3), Clarks Hill (3), Wedgefield (3)

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