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Foothills Trail

Foothills Trail
Whitewatercreek.jpg
Picture of a creek along the Upper Whitewater Falls section
Length76.2 mi (122.6 km)
LocationSouth Carolina and North Carolina, United States
TrailheadsTable Rock State Park
Oconee State Park
UseFoot trail for recreational hiking and backpacking
Elevation
Highest pointSassafras Mountain
Hiking details
Trail difficultyEasy to strenuous

The Foothills Trail is a 76-mile (122 km) National Recreation Trail in South and North Carolina, United States, for recreational hiking and backpacking. It extends from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park. It passes through the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest, Ellicott Rock Wilderness, Whitewater Falls, and Lake Jocassee.

The U.S. Forest Service built the section in the Sumter National Forest starting in 1968. Duke Power Company built the middle portion of the trail as a recreational resource in conjunction with its Bad Creek pumped storage hydroelectric project. The trail is maintained by the Foothills Trail Conference.