Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Chattooga River Trail and Foothills Trail - King Creek Falls. 7.5 mi round trip.

November 28, 2017

Today's hike was on the Chattooga River Trail and Foothills Trail In SC near the GA border from Burrell's Ford southward toward the Big Bend area and back including a portion of the Foothills Trail and King Creek Falls.

HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Angela Evans, Jenna Hensley, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Lynn Newsom, Terre Pratt, Vic Robson and Carole Wintle .

TRAIL INFO. - The hike from Burrell's Ford toward Big Bend follows closely along the Chattooga River and has rolling with some rocky terrain requiring careful footing. About three fourths of the way back, we took the right fork onto the Foothills Trail and visited beautiful King Creek Falls. Overall, a beautful hike with only moderate difficulty.

Directions: From the junction of SC 28 and SC 107, 8 miles northwest of the town of Walhalla, go north on SC 107 for 9 miles. Here turn left (west) onto Forest Road 708, Burrell's Ford Road, and go 2 miles to the parking area near the Chatooga River.

Another great day for a hike! Mostly fair and cool. Temperatures ranged from 35 - 60 degrees F. Total distance - 7.5 mi.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Carolina Wren. scroll down for photos from today.......


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The start of today's hike at Burrell's Ford parking area.
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A chilly 35 degrees as we start our hike.
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Most of the trail is along the beautiful Chattooga River
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Beautiful!
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A good sized hornet's nest from the summertime.
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Mushrooms of the Week!
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Beautiful!
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Mature milkweed seeds ready to fly.
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Lunchtime on the Chattooga!
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On the return trip, we take the right fork to visit King Creek Falls.
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This is what you do when you see the falls.
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Beautiful King Creek Falls
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Our GPS Track for today.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r ) Dick Metzgar, Phil Brownrigg, Vic Robson, Carole Wintle, Jenny Bell, Greta Driggers, Bob Magee, Lynn Newsom, Mike Bell, Angela Evans, Jenny Hensley and Terre Pratt.

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