At just under 2 miles, we reached another large bridge, where we decided to turn back, but only after exploring the creek bed below.
The Lake Whelchel trailhead is located at 198 Concord Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.
- Water: There are no restroom facilities, so consider packing a refill in the car.
- Snacks: Keep your energy up, especially if you plan to hike the whole trail.
- Bug spray: Horse flies and mosquitoes are prevalent, but manageable.
- Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses: The trail is heavily shaded, but sun protection is always a good idea.