This breathtaking photo of the Blue Ridge Mountains was captured from a Lake Keowee hilltop near Seneca. Many people flock to the coast when they visit South Carolina, which makes beautiful mountain vistas like this one seem like a secret state treasure.
If you love this view, consider taking a trip along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (SC 11) which follows the path of an old Cherokee Indian trail along the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is over 100 miles long, and will take you by awe-inspiring mountain scenes, Lake Hartwell‘s serene waters, and much, much more.
Other can’t-miss mountain areas in South Carolina are Caesar’s Head State Park and Table Rock State Park. Take some time away from your busy schedule and take a road trip to experience everything our state has to offer.