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  • 1. Hiking Around Greenville
    By: Haley Cannady
  • 2. This park has 7,467 acres of land
    This is the best park near Greenville for breathtaking views
    Hiking trails range from easy to challenging.
    The most popular trail at Caesars Head goes to Raven Cliff Falls, where a suspension bridge overlooks the falls
    $2 general admission
    Caesars Head State Park
  • 3. Raven Cliff Falls
    Raven Cliff Falls is a 400 foot waterfall
    To get to the observation platform hikers must enter Caesars head state park and hike the raven cliff falls trail.
    Difficulty: Moderate
    The trail is 2 miles and takes 1.5 hours to hike
    To get to the suspended bridge hikers must continue on the trail for another 2 miles
    Basic Information
    Raven Cliff Falls
  • 4. Table Rock State Park has two lakes, a campground, mountain cabins, and a historic, renovated lodge
    The park has 3,093 acres.
    It is best known for its rock formations, family camping, and strenuous hiking.
    Admission is $2
    Table Rock State Park
  • 5. Trails at Table Rock
    Carrick Creek Nature Trail
    One of the most scenic short hikes in the Upstate.
    The loop is only 1.9 miles long and is fairly easy
    The trail weaves along Carrick and Green Creeks as they cascade down flat rock and into pools and small waterfalls
    Pinnacle Mountain Trail
    This is a strenuous 8 mile hike which leads hikers to the peak of Pinnacle Mountain. The summit has waterfalls and an overlook of Greenville.
    The summit is a 2,332 foot climb, so the trail very demanding and hikers should bring ample amount of water.
    Views from Carrick Creek Nature Trail.
    View of Pinnacle Mountain
  • 6. Table Rock Summit Trail
    This trail takes hikers to the top of Table Rock Mountain.
    The hike is 7.2 miles and is highly strenuous.
    The hike begins on the easy Carrick Creek trail, but soon becomes very demanding. Hikers will have a elevation gain of 2,400.
    Trails at Table Rock
    A view from the top
  • 7. 3,346 acres of land in Jones Gap
    A major highlight of Jones Gap is the Middle Saluda River, which was the state’s first designated scenic river.
    It is the best Greenville Park for cool valleys and trout fishing
    Best time to see the falls is in the spring because the area is covered with azalea, meadow rue, and Solomon's Plume.
    $2 general admission
    Jones Gap State Park
  • 8. Rainbow Falls at Jones Gap
    Waterfall facts
    Rainbow Falls
    Rainbow Falls drops 100 feet over steep tan and black walls.
    Hikers will cross over the Saluda River and will have to climb almost 1,000 feet over 1.6 miles
    Difficulty: Strenuous but definitely worth it
    Total Length: 2.4 miles
    $2 general admission
    Best time to see the falls is in the spring because the area is covered with azalea, meadow rue, and Solomon's Plume.
  • 9. Paris Mountain State Park is a 1,540 acre park just outside the city limits of Greenville. The Park has hiking, swimming, bicycling, boating, fishing, and camping for visitors to enjoy.
     Trails in the park range from strenuous trudge up the mountain to simple walks through the nature trail.
    $2 general admission
    Paris Mountain Info
  • 10. Sulphur Spring Loop Trail
    It is a strenuous hike up and down the slope of Paris Mountain.
    It has a variety of terrain and is a 3.5 mile loop.
    It is rugged and steep throughout regardless of the direction of the loop you choose to endure.
    Popular Trails at Paris Mountain
  • 11. Brissy Ridge Trail
    This trail is 2.3 miles round trip and is fairly moderate.
    It is very family friendly and includes views of the reservoir below.
    Lake Placid Nature Trail
    This is the easiest trail in the park.
    It is only a 1.3 mile loop and it encircle the shore of Lake Placid.
    Popular Trails at Paris Mountain
    View from Brissy Ridge Trail
    Views from Lake Placid Nature Trail
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