Lake Jocassee via Canebrake Trail

1 review #12 hike out of 16 in
5.0 mi
2 hrs 40 min
1,141 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in Gorges State Park.

This trail goes by Lake Jocassee.

Sights to See

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    1 year, 1 month ago
    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.
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Public Tracks

toadshade 4 years, 2 months ago
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.
lee.hanner 5 years, 6 months ago