Monday, November 14, 2011

Paris Mountain, Greenville, SC

I'm a huge fan of Upstate South Carolina. Home to Greenville, the Reedy River, Landrum, Scenic Hwy 11, the Blue Wall, Table Rock with all its scenery and trails, the rare wildflower called Oconee Bells, Caesar's Head, the Mountain Bridge Wilderness, waterfalls, and so, so much more, Upstate SC is a great place to visit, and to live.

Just north of Greenville, near Travelers Rest, sits Paris Mountain. Officially a state park, Paris Mountain provides a place to hike, bike, or picnic, and for G'ville-area residents, a mountain experience without the long drive.


While living in the Upstate, we would often pop over to the park on a Saturday morning or after work for a relaxing hike. We've hiked both the Sulfur Springs Loop and Brassy Ridge Trails, and enjoyed both. Paris Mountain also offers an interpretive trail around the lake, and an Old Firetower Bike Trail.

For more information, go to
http://southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/722.aspx

2 comments:

Sedona Trails said...

Beautiful mountains. Would love to hike there someday.

Kimberli Buffaloe said...

Western NC and Upstate SC are such beautiful places. I hope you have a chance to visit someday.

We like Paris Mountain, but the views aren't great, nor is the elevation high. If you like something more rugged, Pisgah Forest, the Smoky Mountains, and the Shining Rock Wilderness are places you'll want to check out. If you're interested, in a few days, the "Anonymous Hiker" will be posting reports about his hike up Cold Mountain (yes, the same as the book and movie).

Thanks for stopping by!

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