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Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountain Loop Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Table Rock State Park Nature/Visitors Center. 620 Table Rock State Park Rd. Pickens, SC 29671
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Sep 13 2022  9:30 am >> Tue, Sep 13 2022 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 5 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 12 2022 7:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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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: 3 / 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.
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Join us on this classic hike. We will start at the Nature Center and hike up the challenging, rugged and scenic Table Rock Trail. At the top after a 2000 ft climb we are rewarded with outstanding views from the imposing granite dome. From there we make our way to Pinnacle Mountain which can be an arduous climb. These trails lead us by streams, waterfalls and scenic views.

We will snack and lunch along the way.

There is a 0.4 mile (each way) spur trail from Pinnacle Mountain to Mill Creek Falls which we hope we can take. Current reports are showing that is is overgrown with some blowdowns but I suspect it is par for the course for our AOC trekkers. We will see when we get there. 

There is a $6 fee to get in to the park ($3.75 for Seniors over 65) carolina/table-rock-ridge-trail-via-pinnacle-mountain-trail?u=i

This is hard trail so previous D5 experience is required. We will be averaging 2.8mph throughout the hike. 

Required Items to Bring:

Lots of water and electrolytes

Sturdy shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trekking poles

Layers for changing weather

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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