Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve - Member Hike

Hike Name: Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Sunset
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: From Pickens drive north on Hwy. 178 until you reach a four way stop on Hwy. 11. Continue straight for approximately 7 miles. After passing the community of Rocky Bottom, you'll cross a bridge over Eastatoe creek. Turn left here and take the immediate right fork onto a gravel road. This road is Horsepasture Rd. The parking area is just ahead on the left.
Total Hike Distance: 4.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Eastatoe parking area
Trails Used: Eastatoe Creek
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The trail descends into the Eastatoe valley. During spring, the valley is covered in wildflowers. Several rare plants live in this area. The trail finished along the Eastatoe river and includes a view of the narrows, a sluice where the river goes from 15 feet wide to three feet wide.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve - April 17, 2011 Trip Report April 17, 2011 5 stars 3 hours jerbearsc


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