The Cherokee Nation once roamed South Carolina's mountain foothills, which they called the 'Great Blue Hills of God.' The region today is known as the Upcountry. Geographically, it's the spot where the Blue Ridge Mountains drop dramatically to meet the Piedmont.
The region is anchored by Greenville, and its marquee natural attraction is Table Rock Mountain, a 3124ft-high mountain with a striking granite face. The 7.2-mile round-trip hike to its summit at Table Rock State Park is a popular local challenge.