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TUESDAY 9/24/19 – Cedar Rock in Dupont State Park

In just 6.5 miles and less than 800ft total climb, this double loop trail includes granite balds, fine vistas, lush forest, diverse flora, and rocky shoals with bold rapids.

Directions: (GPS: 35.191836, -82.647439)  Gather and depart at Holly Springs at 9:15am.  Holly Springs is the Exxon station at Hwy 11 and US 178.  This means leaving Keowee Key Event Parking Area (KKEPA) at 8:40AM.  For more details click here.

THURSDAY 9/26/19 – Gum Gap

This moderate/difficult 8 mile hike features two views of Raven Cliff Falls – a spectacular 400′ waterfall in Caesar Head State Park.  On the way home you will have a chance to witness the great hawk migration from Caesar’s Head Ranger Station.

DIRECTIONS: (GPS: 35.11566, -82.63831) Gather and depart at Holly Springs at 9:15am.  Holly Springs is the Exxon station at Hwy 11 and US 178.  This means leaving Keowee Key Event Parking Area (KKEPA) at 8:40AM.   For more details click here.

TUESDAY 10/01/19 – Rainbow Falls in Jones Gap State Park

Not to be confused with Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River in Gorges State Park, this is a more narrow but, equally dazzling, 90ft falls that flows from Cox Camp Creek.  It is a 5 mile hike with a difficult 1200′ climb to the waterfall.

Directions: (35.127183, -82.649097) Gather and depart at Holly Springs at 9:15am.  Holly Springs is the Exxon station at Hwy 11 and US 178.  This means leaving Keowee Key Event Parking Area (KKEPA) at 8:40AM.  For more details click here.

THURSDAY 10/3/19 – Moonshine Falls

Moonshine and Confusion Falls offer unusual water features including a fun cable crossing of Mathews Creek and the remnants of an old still tucked discreetly in a cave-like rockery beneath the falls…where we usually enjoy lunch (BYOB!). This is a moderate 6 mile hike.  On the way home you will have a chance to witness the great hawk migration from Caesar’s Head Ranger Station.

DIRECTIONS: (GPS: 35.160369, -83.001283) Gather and depart at Holly Springs at 9:15am.  Holly Springs is the Exxon station at Hwy 11 and US 178.  This means leaving Keowee Key Event Parking Area (KKEPA) at 8:40AM. For more details click here.