Re: relatively easy hike for a weekend
- The only trail that I know of in SC that follows a "stream" for miles
is the foothills trail (www.foothillstrail.org). the foothills trail
follows the Chattooga River. I love this trial. It is especially nice
in the hot weather...a dip in this ice cold river is very refreshing.
There are a lot of campsites along the river. I would suggest you
start at "Burrell's Ford Trail Access" (A11 on the map) and hike down
to Cheohee Road (A12 on the map). This is a 10.4 mile hike and the
book says its "Strenuous due to length". I would say it is mild. To me
this is the best part of the foothills. I have hiked it four times
just so I could show friends and relatives how nice it is.
You said you wanted something a bit more challenging. This trail is
NOT "easy". It is not flat; it is not all downhill. The trail is well
marked but it is not smooth...the trail is mostly roots and has fallen
trees across the trail. You will have to jump a lot of creeks running
into the river. It is rocky sometimes. It is a good exercise. You
won't be bored...the view of the river is awesome and is constantly
IF you decide to hike it let me know and I will give you some more
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kathleen"
> Hey all! So I'm relatively new to hammock camping (slept out in the
> backyard a few times) and also to backpacking (due to mono last year I
> had to bail on my first backpacking trip) but I have all the gear I
> need and I want to do something soon. Does anyone have any
> suggestions on a relatively easy backpacking trip to do in a 2-3 day
> period? My partner and I both take day hikes fairly often and I would
> like to try something a bit more challenging. The hike I was supposed
> to go on last year (when I had mono) was somewhere in south carolina
> and I believe followed a stream line. Any ideas? Thanks!