Foothills Trail: Bad Creek to Hilliard Falls and Lower Whitewater Falls - Wed, Oct 14 2020

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Foothills Trail: Bad Creek to Hilliard Falls and Lower Whitewater Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Salem, South Carolina
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Oct 14 2020  9:30 am >> Wed, Oct 14 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 7 2020 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Oct 13 2020 4:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
Gary 'L'
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join us on this specatacular in and out hike in the Pisgah National Forest. We begin at the Bad Creek Trailhead and pass over the Whitewater River and the Thompson River. Waterfalls galore on this hike so don't forget a camera. 

See it all on this rolling trail. Beautiful waterfalls, rivers, bridges and hopefully some breathtaking fall color. 

We will keep a moderate to fast moving pace of about 2.8 mph. Elevation gain is 2867 ft. 

We will hike in, find our favorite spot for lunch and then hike out. 

Required Items to Bring:

Good shoes

Snacks and/or lunch


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

Rain Gear


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Trailhead Location


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