Hiking The Foothills Trail – Laurel Valley To Laurel Fork Falls

March 17th, 2017

On Friday, Pam and I went hiking along a section of the Foothills Trail here in South Carolina. We began at the Laurel Valley Access in Rocky Bottom and hiked towards Lake Jocassee. Along the way, we crossed a creek numerous times. and spent a few minutes at Virginia Hawkins Falls.

After hiking 7.7 miles, we arrived at the overlook for Laurel Fork Falls. From there, we continued to hike a short distance until we reached the spur trail that led us down to the shore of Lake Jocassee.

Pam ate her lunch sitting in the sun beside the lake while I did a little exploring. I was hoping to find a way to get closer to the base of the falls. After maybe twenty minutes or so, we turned around and began the hike back to Pam’s waiting vehicle.

By the time that we had finished, we had hiked a total of 17.2 miles and had climbed or descended hundreds of wooden steps. Our total elevation gain was roughly 2,800 feet.

As with my last post, I’ve put together a video containing footage and images from our hike. I hope that you enjoy it and thanks for watching.

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