10. Bad Creek

7 mile strenuous round trip in Ellicott Wilderness Area to a tranquil spot on the Chattooga River. From Cashiers (intersection of NC 107 and US 64), drive 7 miles South on NC 107, turn right on Bull Pen Road, a gravel road opposite an unmarked storage building. (If you pass the NC/SC State line, you have gone too far). Continue on Bull Pen Road for 2.7 miles. Park on right in gravel area (brown gate) just after Fowler Creek Bridge. Walk back over and slightly past bridge, trailhead is on opposite side of road from parking area.