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Ellicott Rock Trail

  Hiked the trail on 11/21/10 and it is still impassable. Got very close to the Chattooga (could literally see it), but could not get to it. Awesome hike, but frustrating bc we could not see the prize of the hike.
Says Drew

Hiked the trail today, and it was impassable at the Chattooga River, most of the trail had downed trees and limbs which made the 3.5 mile trek very difficult.  Once we reached the river, we literally had nowhere to go but to backtrack. 
    Until the trail  is cleaned up, I would not recommend this trail to anyone.
Says Ryan

Alright, enough of spending all this time inside a building, time to get out, and Ellicott Rock Trail in Macon County, North Carolina
is just what you need. While visiting this area in North Carolina it's a good idea to go hiking too. Hiking trails are all over the Blue Ridge Mountains, there's no better way to enjoy these mountains.
Ellicott Rock Trail is a long drive away from Seneca but it is a great escape from the city. A trip to Ellicott Rock Trail wouldn’t be complete without a spree to nearby Oconee State Park, and you could always explore Jim Harden Gap. If you want a magnificent
 
time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soar down the rapids of Chattooga River in a kayak, and you'll meet a lot of people from Highlands here. Holly Branch is a fine local stream. There's so much to do here at Ellicott Rock Trail that you need to camp here for a while, Ammons Branch Campground is a good spot for that.


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These outdoors activities are available near Ellicott Rock Trail.
 Trails Near Ellicott Rock Trail:
Three Forks Trail, Rabun County , 5 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee County , 6 miles away
Shortoff Mountain Trail, Macon County , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ellicott Rock Trail:
Ammons Branch Campground, Macon County , 1 miles away
Burrell's Ford, Cashiers , 3 miles away
Burrells Ford Campground, Oconee County , 3 miles away
King Creek, Cashiers , 4 miles away
Big Bend, Cashiers , 4 miles away
 Whitewater Near Ellicott Rock Trail:
Chattooga River, Rabun/Oconee County , 1 miles away, Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Bull Pen Bridge to Burrells Ford Bridge)
Chattooga River, Jackson/Macon County , 1 miles away, Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford)
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County , 2 miles away, Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Big Creek, Rabun County , 4 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Highway 28 to Overflow Creek)
Chattooga River, Jackson County , 4 miles away, Class V - 6 miles long (North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge)
 Public Lands Near Ellicott Rock Trail:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 47 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 52 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Ellicott Rock Trail:
Old Edwards Inn And Spa, Highlands , 5 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 5 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 5 miles away
The Inn At Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley, Sapphire , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Ellicott Rock Trail
Cliffside Lake, Macon County , 8 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson County , 14 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson County , 15 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee County , 15 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County , 16 miles away

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