Virginia Hawkins Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: Virginia Hawkins Falls
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Sunset
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: From Hwy. 178, 2.5 south of the NC state line, turn on Horsepasture road(gravel road) at the bridge that crosses over the Eastatoe river. Park at the parking area just up the road to the left.
Total Hike Distance: 9.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Horsepasture rd.
Trails Used: Foothills Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: Beginning at the parking area on Horsepasture rd, head west on the Foothills Trail. The trail crosses over dry ridges for the first couple miles, and then descends into the valley among rhododendron thickets. It the follows the creek, crossing several bridges, and arrives at Virginia Hawkins after descending down a section of stairs.

Another option to shorten the hike to 1 mile is to park up Horsepasture rd 3.8 miles at where it splits. The parking area is on the left. Walk up the road that split to the far right a .25 mile to where the Foothills crosses and turn left.



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