Hiking in South Carolina

Immerse yourself in South Carolina's natural beauty.


Hiking at Jones Gap State Park Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots, South Carolina offers hundreds of miles of scenic hiking trails that lead to the unique history, wild splendor and natural beauty of the Palmetto State.

Take an easy nature walk or enjoy a rugged climb on South Carolina State Park trails. Discover spectacular South Carolina lakes on picturesque mountain pathways. Venture into forested backcountry on multi-day wilderness backpacking treks offered by area outfitters and resorts. Or hike through the heart of SC on the Palmetto Trail, which, upon its completion, will feature more than 425 miles of hiking trails.

For a complete guide to hiking in South Carolina, including trail descriptions and maps, visit the South Carolina State Trails website.

South Carolina Bike Trails

Pedal your way through the mountains and plains.


Baker Creek State Park bike trailsHiking in South Carolina isn’t the only way to experience the state’s outdoor scenery and adventure.

For those who would rather explore on two wheels than four, South Carolina bike trails are the perfect way to see the Palmetto State’s diversity of landscapes ranging from foothills and mountains to marshes and swamps to beaches and coastline.

Mountain bike through challenging Blue Ridge Mountain terrain. Coast across the dips and crests of the state’s rolling Coastal Plain countryside. Pedal your way past historic buildings, monuments and antebellum homes. Or simply uncover the natural beauty of South Carolina bike trails on miles of scenic backroads and byways.

Visit the South Carolina State Trails website for more information on biking trails in the Palmetto State.