Hiking

We have been hard at work planning events for the Spring with Outdoor Recreation. Below I have included some of what we have in store for you and I have attached a flyer for a great event, Bellfest at Devil’s Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee occurring on  March 15th! I hope everyone is as excited as I am to jump into this new season!

 

To register for any of the events below visit our new online registration page HERE.

Weekday Hikes

More dates to be announced in the future!

Long Shoals and Peach Orchard Road

What: Long Shoals Wayside Park has a waterfall and 3/4 mile loop trail that has wildflowers and ferns featuring the Trout Lily and Royal Fern.  We will proceed down the road a few more miles to see a wonderful wildflower garden in the Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area on Peach Orchard Rd.  This out and back hike of about 3 miles will feature Faded Trillium and Allegheny Spurge and so many more Spring ephemerals that will amaze you.  This Hike’s rating is Easy.

When: 9am – 3pm, Friday, March 21, 2014

Where: Meet up at Fairforest County offices at 9am to caravan or contact Ben Palmer about beginning location.

Fees: FREE

Registration: Register HERE or contact Ben Palmer @ 864-804-5504 or Ben.Palmer@spartanburgparks.org with any questions.

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

What: We will go to Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve to see some good Spring wildflowers.  My favorite is the sweet spicy scent of Sweet Betsy filling the air as we climb up Squirrel Mtn.  This is a 5.5 mile round trip hike. This hike’s rating is Difficult.

When: 9am – 4pm, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where: Meet up at Fairforest County offices at 9am to caravan or contact Ben Palmer about beginning location.

Fees: FREE

Registration: Register HERE or contact Ben Palmer @ 864-804-5504 or Ben.Palmer@spartanburgparks.org with any questions.

South Mountain State Park

What: We will travel again to South Mountain State Park to see High Shoals Falls, spectacular 80' waterfall, and Chestnut Knob Trail for a total hike of about 7.5 miles.  The wildflowers should be outstanding.  This hike’s rating is Strenuous.

When: 9am – 6pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Where: Meet up at Fairforest County offices at 9am to caravan or contact Ben Palmer about beginning location.

Fees: FREE

Registration: Register HERE or contact Ben Palmer @ 864-804-5504 or Ben.Palmer@spartanburgparks.org with any questions.

 

 

 

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