Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area - Member Hike

Hike Name: Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Pickens
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From I-85: Take exit 40 onto Hwy 153 toward Easley. Go North on Hwy 153 for 5 miles and then merge onto Hwy 123/Calhoun Memorial Hwy and drive for 2.5 miles. Take a right fork where Hwy 93/Main St. splits off of Hwy 123. Continue for 3 miles, the road will become Hwy 8, and you'll continue for 6 miles until you reach an intersection in Pickens with Hwy 183. At this intersection you must turn left or right. Turn left onto Hwy 183 and after two traffic lights turn right onto Hwy 178 and drive 8.5 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 11 and drive 8.5 miles. You'll see park signs and the entrance on the right side of the road.
Total Hike Distance: 4.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Park parking area
Trails Used: Natural Bridge, Raven Rock
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: A loop trail that traverses the land of the Cherokee at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains. The loop follows Poe Creek, then climbs over Mckinney Mountain and down to the shore of Lake Keowee.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area - April 6, 2011 Trip Report April 6, 2011 4 stars 3 hours jerbearsc


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