PAC hike to Table Rock State Park rescheduled April 19

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Table Rock

Table Rock

Due to the weather and trail conditions on April 12, the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) hike to Table Rock State Park had to be canceled and rescheduled for Friday, April 19.

Join PAC for a 7-mile hike at Table Rock State Park, the fifth hike of PAC’s Spring Hiking Series. PAC Land Protection Specialist, Pam Torlina, will lead the moderately strenuous, out and back hike to Bald Rock overlook.

This hike follows the Pinnacle Mountain Trail from the nature center at Table Rock State Park, paralleling Carrick Creek, passing huge boulders and waterfall. Hikers will follow the trail to Bald Rock Overlook, which provides a beautiful panorama from the side of Pinnacle Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. After taking in the view and stopping for lunch, the group will retrace their steps, returning along the same trail back to the start. There is a $2 park fee ($1.25 for SC Seniors) that is required for this hike.  Please bring exact change.

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If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Table Rock State Park, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or email,

Hikers will be meeting at the Gowensville Spinx at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximate 1-hour drive to the trailhead. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place.