Foothills Trail

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Foothills Trail runs for a length of 117 kilometers through South Carolina and North Carolina in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 6 days to walk the Foothills Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Foothills Trail

117 km
Elevation gain
3.800 m
Elevation loss
4.000 m
Highest Point
Sassafras Mountain / 1.087 m
Lowest Point
Toxaway River / 345 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
117 km
3.800 m
4.000 m
Sassafras Mountain
1.087 m
Toxaway River
345 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Foothills Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Foothills Trail
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

The best time to hike the Foothills Trail is:


Arrival to the Foothills Trail

You will arrive via Greenville Spartanburg International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Foothills Trail

Departure is via Greenville Spartanburg International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Uber / Taxi. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Foothills Trail

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