Lake Jocassee via Canebrake Trail
2 reviews Gorges State Park #15 hike out of 21 in
2 hrs 40 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Toxaway Creek Campsites in Gorges State Park.
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The hike itself is pretty uneventful. The trail itself consists of a forest access road wide enough for a Jeep or a truck. The distance is pretty spot on at 5 miles one way and there is quite a bit of elevation change. I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a “difficult” rated trail. The suspension bridge and the lake at the end make it worth while though. Nice places to camp by the lake if you’re up for it.★ ★ ★
Canebrake Descent to Lake Jocassee 5.63
Great hike down to the Lake and the famous suspension bridge over Toxaway River on the Foothills Trail. 6 of us from the Carolina Mountain Club went and the trail was highlighted by Spring Wildflowers such as Halbert-leaf Violet, White Round-Leaf Violet, Smooth Yellow Forest Violet, Common Blue Violet, Foamflower, Robin's Plantain, Trailing Arbutus, Shrub Yellowroot, Bloodroot and a hillside full of Oconee Bells at Lake Jocassee.