Y Hiking Club

Y Hiking Club

Y HIKING CLUB – All Members Welcome!

Celebrate time outdoors on the many spectacular trails and state parks in our area with family, friends and other Y members. The Y Hiking Club is a great way to stay active, connect with others in the great outdoors and enjoy the wonderful beauty of nature.

While registration is not required, we encourage you to register for individual hikes below. By registering, you will help us know who’s coming and have your contact information as well as any emergency contact information.

Questions: Contact Christy Coffee, 864-625-2065, [email protected]

03/10 - Y Hiking Club: Informational Meeting

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
3/10/21 - 3/10/21
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Our club is hosting an hour long informative meeting for all members.  Whether or not you have participated in a hike, join us for helpful tips, hiking gear recommendations, Q&A, and a general discussion about topics of education and safety in the great outdoors.  We will meet from 6:30-7:30pm in the multipurpose room at the Pickens YMCA.  Due to social distancing protocols, the number of attendees will be capped at 20.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/10/21
11 / 20 Available Register  
Closes
03/10/2021

03/13 - Big Bend Falls Trail

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
3/13/21 - 3/13/21
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Join us on the Big Bend Falls Trail in the Sumter National Forest.  This easy 5.5 mile hike is described by AllTrails as a “moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, SC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels.”  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

Parking:

Take the Cherry Hill Campground entrance off Hwy 107.

There is a large parking area with plenty of room to park.  **This is where the group will meet.**

The trailhead of Big Bend Trail is approximately 100 yards along Hwy 107 from the parking lot.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/13/21
Register  
Closes
03/13/2021

04/10 - Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls Trail (North Carolina)

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
4/10/21 - 4/10/21
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Join us on the Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls Trail.  Please note: This hike is in the Gorges State Park in North Carolina, not to be confused with the Rainbow Falls Trail in Jones Gap State Park.  Described by AllTrails as a “3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sapphire, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.”  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/10/21
Register  
Closes
04/10/2021

05/08 - Option A: Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
5/8/21 - 5/8/21
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Join us on this easy to moderate 4 mile hike.  AllTrails describes Raven Cliff Falls Trail as a “heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall,” and recent reviews speak of its beauty and maintenance.  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

**Please note: Our hiking club is offering two options for this location – Raven Cliff Falls Trail only (4 miles, easy to moderate) or Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail Loop (8.8 miles, moderate to difficult).  Participants will start out on the hike together before separating and taking different paths.  Both options will have a designated leader.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/08/21
Register  
Closes
05/08/2021

05/08 - Option B: Raven Cliff Falls AND Dismal Trail Loop

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
5/8/21 - 5/8/21
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Join us on this moderate to difficult 8.8 mile trail.  Our longest hike to date, plan to sweat a little as we enjoy a half-day adventure to include mountain views, streams, a suspension bridge and waterfall.  Bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch.  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

**Please note: Our hiking club is offering two options for this location – Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail loop (8.8 miles, moderate to difficult) or Raven Cliff Falls Trail only (4 miles, easy to moderate).  Participants will start out on the hike together before separating and taking different paths.  Both options will have a designated leader.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/08/21
Register  
Closes
05/08/2021

06/12 - Option A: Carrick Creek Loop at Table Rock

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
6/12/21 - 6/12/21
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Join us for this 1.9 mile easy to moderate trail at Table Rock, located near Pickens.  The Carrick Creek Loop features a waterfall and several family friendly activities.  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/12/21
Register  
Closes
06/12/2021

06/12 - Option B: Table Rock Trail

Easley, Pickens, Powdersville
6/12/21 - 6/12/21
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Join us for this challenging 6.7 mile hike at Table Rock.  Rated difficult, the Table Rock Trail features waterfalls, boulders, bald rock faces and amazing scenic views.  As the summer temperatures increase, make sure to bring water to stay properly hydrated.  The group will head out on our hike at 9:00 a.m. so arrive a little earlier.

Make sure to check out our Y Hiking Club page on Facebook to meet other club members, check out photos of our past hikes and more.  We hope to see you soon!


Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/12/21
Register  
Closes
06/12/2021