Hiking Passport

Whether you’re in the area seeking adventure or a relaxing weekend getaway, our onsite amenities cater to a vast number of luxurious pursuits and active lifestyles.

The Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina are known around the country for their natural beauty. If you enjoy being outside, you are in the right place! There are hundreds of miles of trails all within an hour’s drive, ranging from easy 1-mile loops to epic all day hikes. We’ve included the major parks in the area with some of their most popular trails. We highly recommend downloading the AllTrails app before heading out on your hike. It is one of the most comprehensive guides for hiking available and includes maps, elevation, weather, and more. Below, we’ve included how far away the park is from Hotel Domestique, the level of trail, how long the trail is, and an estimated time to complete.

When planning your hiking day, don’t forget to pack enough water and snacks! You can order a packed lunch from Restaurant 17 and we have snacks and hydration mix available upon request!

Swamp Rabbit Trail

  1. There are many access points on the 22-mile trail that extends from Traveler’s Rest in Greenville. You can find all of them, and more here.

Jones Gap State Park (21 min away)

  1. Rainbow Falls Trail (moderate, 4.3 miles, 2h23m)
  2. Jones Gap Falls Trail (moderate, 3.5 miles, 1h44m)
  3. Jones Gap Loop Trail (moderate, 10.8 miles, 5h40m)

Paris Mountain State Park (23 min away)

  1. Sulphur Springs Trail (moderate, 4.5 miles, 1h49m)
  2. Brissy Ridge (moderate, 2.2 miles, 1h13m)
  3. Paris Mountain Big Loop (hard, 12.3 miles 6h3m)

DuPont State Forest (37 min away)

  1. Four Waterfalls Trail (easy, 5.6 miles, 2h43m)
  2. Triple Falls Trail (easy, 2.9 miles, 1h11m)
  3. High Falls and Triple Falls Tour (moderate, 3.3 miles, 1h20)

Pisgah National Park (47 min away)

  1. Looking Glass Rock Trail (moderate, 6.1 miles, 3h28m)
  2. Catawba Falls Trail (easy, 2.3 miles, 56m)
  3. Moore Cove Falls Trail (easy, 1.2 miles, 35m)

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (21 min away)

  1. Memminger Trail Loop to Big Glassy Mountain (moderate, 3.5 miles, 1h50m)
  2. Big Glassy Trail to Little Glassy Mountain Trail Loop (moderate, 3.4 miles, 1h23m)
  3. Big Glassy, Little Glassy, and Memminger Trail Loop (hard, 5 miles, 2h1m)

Table Rock State Park (21 min away)

  1. Pinnacle Mountain Trail (hard, 8.4 Miles, 4h9m)
  2. Table Rock Trail (hard, 6.7 miles, 3h43m)
  3. Carrick Creek Loop (moderate, 1.9 miles, 1h2m)

Blue Wall Preserve (28 min away)

  1. Twin Ponds (easy, 3.4 miles, 1h38m)
  2. Palmetto Trail: Pennell Road to Vaughan’s Gap (hard, 8 miles, 3h44m)

Keowee-Toxaway State Park (35 min away)

  1. Raven Rock Loop Trail (moderate, 4.2 miles, 2h15m)
  2. Keowee-Toxaway Natural Bridge Trail (moderate, 1.3 miles, 40m)
  3. Poe Creek Trail (easy, 5.5 miles, 2h35m)

Blue Ridge Parkway (time to trails varies)

  1. Hawksbill Rock (moderate, 3.4 miles, 1h23m) 
  2. Rattlesnake Lodge Trail (moderate, 3.7 miles, 2h6m)
  3. Craggy Gardens (moderate, 1.9 miles, 1h9m)

Pro Tip: South Carolina State Parks all have entrance fees (per person), so if you plan on hiking multiple trails located inside parks (or coming back for another stay at Hotel Domestique and hiking more then), consider picking up the South Carolina State Park Pass, available here. There are yearly passes, but there is also a new 7-day pass that is available for purchase for $32.50.

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