Hike - Jocassee Gorges (Eastatoe Heritage Preserve Trail)

Hike - Jocassee Gorges (Eastatoe Heritage Preserve Trail)


Praise God by taking a hike on the Eastatoe Heritage Preserve Trail at Lake Jocassee Gorges and reveling in His nature.  This is an easy/moderate 6.2 mile hike.

  • Saturday, June 1.
  • 7:30 am–3:00 pm.
  • Adults 18 and up.
  • Registration closes at 2 pm on Friday, May 31.

The Eastatoe Heritage Preserve Trail at Lake Jocassee Gorges includes scenic waterfalls, steep-sided river gorges, lush vegetation, and solitude. The Blue Ridge Escarpment, called the Blue Wall by the Cherokees, jags its way across the area, creating a land of waterfalls and river gorges as streams from the north plunge over the escarpment in their rush to Lake Jocassee and lower-lying lands in South Carolina.

The Jocassee Gorges receive abundant rainfall (more than 80 inches annually in some areas), and they offer great biodiversity, including a host of rare mosses and ferns, the endemic and rare Oconee bell, the rare showy orchid, and many other wildflower species.

Please note - Dogs are not permitted on the hike.

6/1/2019 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Jocassee Gorge
Stacey Barton
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