Lakeview Trail-Hickory Knob State Resort Park Length: 6.7 MilesDifficulty: Difficult Connecting withnature can be a powerful thing. Many of us seek it out almost instinctively toease our minds and escape the daily grind of urban life. Hiking, biking, andeven walking– the art of simply travelling from one place to another– is oneof the most simple and enjoyable ways to get ourselves out there. Over 250miles of trails wind through South Carolina’s Old 96 District, with strikingviews and historic landmarks aplenty. With so much ground covered, a trailexists for every type of mover. Here, we’ve compiled a list of “Best Of’s” forevery occasion, whether your perfect hike is a tough mountain climb or an easyfamily outing Ten Governors Rail TrailLength: 1 mile linear, 2 miles round tripDifficulty: Easy Starting with a boardwalk over Slade Lake, theTen Governors trail invites visitors to wander past historic homes andmonuments to each of the ten SC governors that hail from Edgefield county. Best for Endurance Training This hike has lots of outdoor activities nearby,including a boat ramp and fishing pier. Eat in a picnic shelter or on the grassby the lake, and take advantage of everything the lake has to offer to makeyour picnic your own! A short trail introduces the terrain of the FATS before splitting into different loops, each a different length ranging from 4 to nearly 7 miles, or 34 miles total. Hikers can pick which loops they feel most equipped for, adding distance as their endurance grows. This system makes it easy to build your chops without having to find several different hiking trails. A companion to a much longer and more difficulthiking trail, the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve homes fifteen rare andseveral endangered flowers and plants. The area’s unique bedrock makes it oneof only two places on Earth (the other being the Florida panhandle) theMiccosukee Gooseberry grows natively. Best Picnic Forks Area Trail System (FATS)Length: 34 miles total (made up of different loops)Difficulty: Moderate Lake Rabon Park Length: 2.5 miles round tripDifficulty: Easy Best Town Trail Stevens Creek Heritage PreserveLength: 1.9 mile loopDifficulty: Moderate This, naturally, is just a sample of what Old 96 District’s trails have to offer. Between 6 South Carolina State Parks, three lakes, and a national forest, there’s a lot of ground to cover (literally!) Check out the full list and learn more about us here. When the time is right to travel again, we’d love to have you come visit us! Best for Plant Lovers Best View This is a trail optimized for mountain bikes, but for those who are up to the challenge the reward is oh so sweet. From promontories on the hillsides, experience panoramic views of Lake Thurmond. Because Hickory Knob is the only resort State Park in South Carolina, there’s plenty of places right nearby to crash for the night.