This Is What You Need to Know About Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park offers a complete day of outdoor exploration. From wonderful hiking trails to serene waterfalls, you’ll enjoy every minute spent in this beautiful state park in South Carolina. Here at The Red Horse Inn, experience a relaxing escape away from the bustle and noise of city life. Unwind with us in the solace of nature, view our Vacation Guide to learn more about the area, and begin planning your escape today.
About Table Rock State Park
35-minutes away from The Red Horse Inn in Landrum, South Carolina, rests this gorgeous state park. It’s positioned at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains off of scenic Highway 11 and boasts a grand 3,083-acres. Within, you’ll find 80-miles of hiking trails that weave throughout natural wildlife, past beautiful sites, and even connect to other South Carolina state parks. Along the way, you’ll enjoy park features such as a picnic shelter for a quick breather and a nature center to learn more about everything you pass.
Find great hiking on Pinnacle Mountain, which is the tallest mountain in South Carolina. The 4.2-mile Pinnacle Mountain Trail, as well as the Foothills Trail, will take you directly to its peak for a breathtaking, sweeping view of the green tops of thousands of trees surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make sure you fuel up with an energizing meal beforehand, because this is one of the most strenuous hiking trails within the park.
Pinnacle Lake is located at the very base of Table Rock Mountain, which gives you a gorgeous look at the peak’s exposed rock face. The lake itself is extremely peaceful; it’s encased by the trees, and the still, pristine waters offer a reflection of their tall trunks as well as the mountain off in the distance. Feel free to take a relaxing swim, or consider renting a canoe to explore more of the 36-acre lake.
Table Rock Mountain
Take the 3.6-mile, one way Table Rock Trail for another rugged yet rewarding hike. You begin at the Nature Center, and as you make your way, you’ll ascend 2,000-feet! Upon reaching the top of Table Rock, you’re greeted by a smooth, granite dome where you can take in the view of Pinnacle Lake and the seemingly endless lush, thriving greenery below.
Carrick Creek Falls
If you’re searching for hiking trails with waterfall views, you need to travel down Carrick Creek Trail. This is a very moderate, 2-mile loop that offers lovely views throughout. One of the most beautiful waterfalls you’ll see on this hike is Carrick Creek Falls. Here, a light stream cascades over smooth, layered rocks into a clear, shallow pool. Take a break here to admire its beauty, or continue through the oak forest to the observation deck for a beautiful look across the park.
After exploring the many sites and hiking trails throughout Table Rock State Park, The Red Horse Inn awaits your return. Unwind in one of our many accommodations such as The Manger Room, whose slightly French design will make you feel at peace. Retreat to the whirlpool tub to rinse off the day, then stretch out on the plush, inviting king-size bed. Even from here, you can gaze out of the stunning bank of windows for views of the grand Blue Ridge Mountains. Soon, you’ll drift to sleep and begin dreaming of what the next day at The Red Horse Inn holds for you.