Ellicott's Rock / Bad Creek Trails

This seven-mile round trip starts on Bull Pen Road. It boasts Ellicott’s Rock, an enormous boulder embedded in the Chattooga Riverbank, bearing the letters NC, carved by surveyor Andrew Ellicott. He thought this was the intersection of North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t. That’s Commissioner’s Rock, bearing the symbol NC/ SC 1813, 10 feet downstream. At the far end of Horse Cove, turn onto Bull Pen Road. Ellicott’s Rock trail starts at six miles, the Bad Creek trail starts at 10 miles. Both drop steeply down from opposite sides of the river near Ellicott’s Rock (left bank looking down stream) and continue down river. This will give you a good workout.

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