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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 states 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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