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Top 4 Hiking Spots in Upstate South Carolina

With the growth of many companies, restaurants, and stores opening in the Upstate (particularly downtown Greenville), It’s easy to overlook the fact that we’re only a quick drive from some of the greatest outdoor activities and natural beauty that our state has to offer. Just to name a few, Paris Mountain is roughly 25 minutes from downtown, Caesars Head sits inside Greenville County, Table Rock in nearby Pickens County, with so many others nearby. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite hiking spots around the Upstate!

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Paris Mountain State Park

Built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Paris Mountain includes 15 miles of hiking and bike paths. There’s also an 8-acre lake where people may swim, paddle, and fish. On weekends, kayak, canoe, and paddleboat rentals are offered. A 2-mile trek leads to a 15-acre reservoir where you can find bass, catfish, and bream. Grab a fishing pole or some hiking shoes and go check out Paris Mountain!




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Caesars Head State Park

With magnificent beauty year-round, Caesars Head State Park has long been regarded as a must-see attraction in the South Carolina Upstate. One of Caesars Head State Park’s most popular trails extends to the 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, where a pedestrian bridge provides one of two publicly accessible viewpoints of the falls as they plunge far into the mountain cove below. Caesars head offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails.



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Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park takes its name from the spectacular exposed rock face that overlooks the Blue Ridge Escarpment region’s rippling mountains and thick woodlands. The Pinnacle Mountain Trail is among the most popular trails, as the leaves fall in the late autumn and early winter. The views you are left with from the hike are amazing. While you stand atop Bald Knob and gaze back toward Table Rock Mountain, you will be left breathless with its beauty!



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Cedar Falls Park

This 90-acre park is ideal for a day of nature exploration and fun with the whole family! There are 2.2 miles of paved and natural paths throughout the park for walking and mountain biking. There is also a playground with two play structures, a swing set, and places to sit. This park is great for family hiking, especially with young children!




The Philpot Law Firm has served the Upstate for over 30 years. We have seen this area grow tremendously but the natural beauty remain. Somehow, it seems to get more and more beautiful here in Greenville! We certainly feel blessed to live in and serve our community and to have continued to do so for so long.