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Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountains - date change

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pickens, SC 29671   Hike: Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountains - date change  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 26 2019  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 26 2019 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Dec 26 2018 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 25 2019 7:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
Bob J
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


From the state park's official website:

Table Rock State Park fits the bill for the natural beauty attributed to scenic Highway 11. Table Rock State Park hiking trails serve as an access point for the 80-mile Foothills Trail. The Table Rock State Park hiking trails take hikers past mountain streams and waterfalls to the tops of Pinnacle and Table Rock mountains. While the park is well known to outdoor enthusiasts for its natural features, Table Rock also has its place in history. Many of the Table Rock State Park cabins and other structures built by the CCC remain standing and are on the National Register of Historic Places.

For our hike, we will start at the Nature Center (1160') and take the Table Rock Trail up to Table Rock Mountain (3124'). After a brief stop at a few overlooks to admire the views and have lunch, we will head back down to Panther Gap and up toward Pinnacle Mountain (3425'). After stopping to admire the views at Bald Rock Overlook, we will head back down to our cars via the Pinnacle Mountain Trail.

Hey, if you've not completed a recent AOC D4 or higher, please send the trip leaders information on your recent hiking experiences (trail name, distance, date, pace), this will enable us to ensure group safety.  If I don't get an email from you, within a day of your signup, I will move you to the waitlist. 

$2.00/pp park fee this time of year.

Hiking time:  10am to 4:30pm, returning to park and ride around 7:00pm unless we stop for dinner.  

Required Items to Bring:

Water, water, water.


Good attitude.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles.



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I-85 at the GA line: Take SC-Exit 1 to Hwy 11 for approx. 55 miles, turn left on W Gate Rd for 0.5mi then right on Table Rock State Park Rd for about 0.8mi to the Nature Center parking lot. On Google Maps you can enter either "Table Rock Nature Center" or "Table Rock Summit Trailhead" for driving directions.

Table Rock State Park
158 E Ellison LN
Pickens, SC 29671


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):265Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $106.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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Cost Includes:

$2.00/Person SC State Park Admission Fee this time of year

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.