Hiking

A day on the mountain

The area has more to offer than you might think!
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Get out and visit your National Forest!

We’re blessed with tens of thousands of acres of protected forest land in the northern portions of Oconee County. See our top 5 picks for where to enjoy YOUR National Forest.
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Improved Trails to Brasstown Falls

One of Oconee’s most visited waterfall trails has undergone major improvements including: viewing platforms, lots of steps and a bridge over the creek.
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Ross Mountain Passage is Open!

The Ross Mountain Passage is the 30th passage to be completed along the 500-mile Palmetto Trail!
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Footloose on the Foothills Trail

Main trail + spur trails offer backcountry adventures with public access to waterfalls, overlooks, campsites, and breathtaking beauty!
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Destination Oconee: Issaqueena Falls

Issaqueena Falls is one of Oconee County’s most popular destinations. You can access the falls from inside Stumphouse Park off of Highway 28.
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Take It Easy in Mountain Rest

Visit Mountain Rest, SC to get away from your everyday and surround yourself with forest wonders!
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Foothills Trail Interactive Map

A user generated map with interactive features allows anyone to visualize, plan and prepare for a journey along the Foothills Trail.
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Eat Sleep Play: Oconee County

Great trip ideas from the road team at Blue Ridge Outdoors! Who knew upstate South Carolina could offer so much in the way of adventure?
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The Palmetto Trail

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