At an elevation of 3,415 feet above sea level, Pinnacle Mountain is the tallest mountain completely contained within the borders of South Carolina. Situated amidst the beautiful scenery of the South Carolina Upstate, this hike is fairly popular, but the balds at the top offer unrivaled views of the iconic Table Rock Mountain.

To get to the top start at the eastern terminus of the Foothills Trail inside Table Rock State Park. A fairly strenuous uphill hike of about 2.5 miles will take you to the balds where you’ll soak in views of nearby Table Rock Mountain and the surrounding forests. If you’re looking for an overnight treck bypass the spur trail that leads to the true summit of Pinnacle and continue on the Foothills Trails beyond the boundary of Table Rock State Park to a few stellar backcountry campsites.

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