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Natural Bridge Trail

Keowee Toxaway State Park

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina

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  • Natural Bridge Trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Signs mark the trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • The trail forks early on.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • There are benches to rest on.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Signs mark the trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Poe Creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Under the Natural Bridge.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • A view of Poe Creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Raven Rock Trail intersects with Natural Bridge Trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • A small waterfall on Poe Creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Signs mark the trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • A stone slab lays across the creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • After the waterfall the trail ascends steeply.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • A waterfall on Poe Creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • The spur trail that leads to a small waterfall.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Natural Bridge is a beautiful trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • A waterfall on Poe Creek.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • The spur trail that leads to a small waterfall.- Natural Bridge Trail
  • Natural Bridge is a beautiful trail.- Natural Bridge Trail
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Pros: 
Multiple small waterfalls. Well-marked trail.
Cons: 
Steep descent and ascent to the Natural Bridge.
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Region:
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, SC
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.30 mi (2.09 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,480.00 ft (451.10 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Natural Bridge Trail is a beautiful and somewhat strenuous 1.3 mile-loop hike located in Keowee Toxaway State Park. It features several small waterfalls and a large natural stone bridge spanning Poe Creek. The trailhead is located at the Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center. Both directions on the hike are similarly strenuous as both descend and ascend quickly to a waterfall at the bottom of the trail. The natural bridge was carved by years of erosion under and through the boulder that now crosses the creek. This is a great trail that takes about an hour and is worth the work to see these natural wonders. 

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