Located in Pickens, South Carolina, Table Rock State Park is one of the unique attractions this area has to offer. With over 3,000 acres of land, the Table Rock State Park and nature conservatory was created with the Franklin D Roosevelt administration as part of the New Deal.
The park is a great location for day-hikes. Table Rock State Park is the beginning of an 80-mile trail known as the Foothills Trail – a great place for the avid hiker to begin or end the trail. Be sure to check admission and open hours before heading out to make the most of your day at Table Rock State Park.
Caesars Head and Jones Gap
Caesars Head State Park and the adjoining Jones Gap State Parks are two of South Carolina's most famous state parks for the picturesque view from the top of Caesar's Head. With its peak being over 3,000 feet above sea level, it creates an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountain range.
Hiking enthusiasts will find a niche at Caesar's Head State Park with many different difficulty levels of trails to explore.
Jones Gap State Park is also part of South Carolina's Environmental Education Center, using the Middle Saluda River to teach students, young and old alike, about ecology and ecosystems in a live setting. Jones Gap and Caesar's Head State Parks are great places to take your family while staying at Solitude Pointe.
Dupont State Forest
DuPont State Recreational Forest, commonly known as DuPont Forest, is a 12,500-acre state forest, located near Brevard in Henderson and Transylvania counties of North Carolina. First time visitors often come for views of falling water and lush forest growth – with popular attractions including High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls. It is an outdoor wonderland filled with fantastic hiking and mountain biking trails, and its ultra-scenic terrain has been featured in a number of films, including The Hunger Games and The Last of the Mohicans. The park features around 80 miles of trails that range from short and family-friendly to adventurous and challenging. Dupont Forest is a must see, must do when you come to Solitude Pointe.
Gorges State Park
Gorges State Park is a 7,500-acre North Carolina state park in Transylvania County, North Carolina and along with other conservation lands is part of a 100,000+ acre conservation corridor stretching some 80 miles along the NC/SC state line. The park incorporates a portion of the long-distance Foothills Trail and touches Lake Jocassee at the South Carolina border. Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and includes the opportunity for distance hiking, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding. Exploration of this unique environment often begins at the expansive visitor center with its museum-quality exhibits.