About the Eastatoe Passage

Upstate



Difficulty

Length

4.6
Miles

Activities

The Eastatoe Passage offers a perfect walk in the woods — picturesque views and just strenuous enough. The passage travels along Eastatoe Creek upstream from Lake Keowee and climbs through mountain forest in the acclaimed Jocassee Gorges with its abundance of flowers, birds and wildlife.

Directions

Roy F Jones Road Parking Area

Take US-178 at exit 21 from I-85 to Pickens, SC. Continue on US-178. Take left on WJones Avenue and continue through first stop sign where road name changes to Reece Mill Road.

Take Reece Mill Road to Shady Grove Road. Continue on Shady Grove Road to first stop sign. Turn right on Little Eastatoee Road.

Continue to SC-11 and go 1.3 miles to Dug Mountain Fishing Access on the right after the bridge. The trailhead is down beside the Eastatoe Creek

 

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Natural Bridge/Raven Rock/ Eastatoe Passage Trailhead Parking

 

From I-85, Exit (21)

Take US-178 at exit 21 from I-85 to Pickens, SC. Continue on US-178. Take left on W Jones Avenue and continue through first stop sign where road name changes to Reece Mill Road. Take Reece Mill Road to Shady Grove Road.

Continue on Shady Grove Road to Crowe Creek Road. Turn right on Crowe Creek Road and go to SC-11. Turn left on SC-11 for 0.1 miles to Park entrance. Turn right onto Cabin Rd for 0.1 miles.

Turn right into the Keowee-Toxaway Visitor Center parking area. The Natural Bridge/Raven Rock/Eastatoe Passage trailhead is near the Visitor Center/Park Office.



Notes

This is a HIKING ONLY trail. No motor vehicles, bicycles, or horses allowed.