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Hike Raven Cliff Falls and Gum Gap Trails of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness

Hendersonville Hiking Group
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Feb 10 8:30AM - 3:30PM

What we'll do
This is described as a popular hike in the Caesar's Head State Park, SC. Winter time is a perfect opportunity for views without the crowds. I have not done this one before, but trust Jeff Clark's Meanderthal blog description that describes this out and back hike as being 6.7 fairly level miles with about 440 foot elevation gain. Features of the hike include views of the highest falls in SC situated from a suspension bridge, cascades, hardwood forest, massive rock formations, and views of the piedmont area of SC from the edge of the Blue Ridge escarpment. There are some rooty and rocky/granite areas near Matthews Creek that he describes as being potentially slick, but overall trail conditions are described as packed sand and clay. There is one fairly short semi- steep climb.

(Depending upon the interest and consensus of the group, there is a loop hike option of 7.5 miles but involves considerable exertion with an over 2000 elevation drop and regain continuing on after the suspension bridge by way of the Dismal and Naturaland Trails. Recent AllTrails reviews mention technical elements related to rock and ice formations.) More details are here:

http://internetbrothers.org/2017/08/30/raven-cliff-falls-and-gum-gap-trails-mountain-bridge-wilderness/

If interested, we could stop for a bite and beverage at the Mountain House at Caesars Head located close to the park entrance.

Water, trail snack, poles. Offer gas $$ to your driver.

There is a $2.00 registration fee per hiker required by SC State Parks.

How to find us:Find the Brown Toyota RAV4 parked in front of gas pump area closes to the interstate. We will arrange car pools from this spot.

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