(VVS) SLOAN BRIDGE LOOP TO UPPER WHITEWATER FALLS

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From the Sloan Bridge parking area on SC-107 just north of Wigington Rd. This is a “balloon-on-a-string” type route. We will hike northeast on the Foothills Trail for about 2.5 miles, then turn left onto the Round Mountain Trail (the blue-blazed old Foothills Trail). This will take us to the Upper Whitewater Falls overlook, where we will descend the steps to the viewing platform. We then hike down the spur trail and take a right onto the Foothills Trail, with a 5.5-mile hike back to our cars through a wooded area that ascends Grassy Knob and follows the Chattooga Ridge across the SC/NC line. There will be great views of Lake Jocassee and the South Carolina mountains on the return. The last couple of miles are shallow downhill. Hikers
Drive RT: 100 miles, $8.00, L: 15
Leader: Judy Potwora,[masked] miles and 1600 EG