Cedar Mountain, NC
Table Rock State Park is best known for, well, Table Rock. But, there are quite a few waterfalls in the park. If you hike the trail up Table Rock, you will be rewarded with some great views - including Slicking Falls across the Table Rock Reservior. Along the way, you pass an old CCC shelter with some views of the SC piedmont. Many people stop here after the tough, 2-mile climb. But if you persevere the entire 3.5 miles, you will cross Governor's Rock with it views to the north and west, reach the 3,124 foot summit of Table Rock and eventually stand on the northeast edge of Table Rock opposite the lookout at Caesars Head State Park. At this point, scan northwestward to spy Slicking Creek spilling down a granite face toward Table Rock Reservoir and the South Saluda River.
Wide-angle view of mountainside
Slicking Falls is on the rockface in the center
Table Rock looking at Caesars Head
Caesars Head looking at Table Rock
Directions: Table Rock State Park is on S.C. 11 near the Greenville-Pickens county line. Enter at the west gate, go past the campground and follow the signs to the nature center. Park in the lot across from the nature center and cross the road. Fill out the hiker registration form. The Carrick Creek, Table Rock and Pinnacle Mountain trails all begin behind the nature center.
All photos © Allen Easler.