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South Carolina - Big Bend ft. Leave No Trace

Big Bend Falls Trail in Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:45am
Hike will start promptly at 9:00am

Location: From Wahalla - Drive west on SC 28 for 7.5 miles and bear right onto SC 107. Drive 8.8 miles to the Cherry Hill Recreation Area on the right. The trailhead is just south of the recreation area entrance on the left.

Distance: 3.3 miles, out and back

Meeting Location: Meet at trailhead at 8:45am, will start hiking at 9:00am. 
Google Maps Lat/Long Trailhead location: 34.941404, -83.090029

PARKING: 
A small parking lot for 4-5 cars is directly across the highway from the Big Bend trailhead at the northern trailhead for Winding Stairs. Either park here or at the slightly larger gravel lot at the entrance to the Cherry Hill Recreation Area just .1 miles north on SC-107. 
--It would be best to carpool--

Trail Rating: We will classify this trail as YELLOW. Although the elevation gain is only 1056 feet, there may be fallen trees and brush that we will have to climb over or navigate around. Yellow stands for: Moderate ike, ell-signed, levation ain f etween ,000-2,000ft., ow altitude. ovice ikers elcome!

 

We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner SC Leave No Trace State Advocate and learn more about protecting our environment. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year.

In their words, "Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace."

We will plan to hike to the banks of the Chattooga River where LNT class will take place for about an hour. This event will be capped at 20 attendees, so please RSVP early and via Eventbrite below 👇
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsc-official-meet-up-big-bend-ft-leave-no-trace-behind-tickets-43926840362

This is a dog friendly event, but we are asking to only bring pups who can be on their best behavior.

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