The South Carolina Trail That Leads To A Stairway Waterfall Is Heaven On Earth
Need a break from everyday life? Hiking is a great way to unwind and reconnect with nature. South Carolina’s many trails dish up a variety of awesome experiences paired with views that are equally astounding. Most people who’ve visited Paris Mountain State Park near Greenville will undoubtedly recall the picturesque waterfall spillway visible from the road just before entering the park, but not many people realize there is another lake in this state park, or that the stairway spillway is even more beautiful than the one by the park’s entrance.
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Overall, the trail is rated strenuous due to the up and downhill climbs are the beginning (if you’re hiking clockwise). However, after you reach the lake, it’s level or downhill most of the way back to the starting point at parking area 6. For more information on Sulphur Springs Trail at Paris Mountain State Park, see this page on the South Carolina State Parks official website, or consult reviews from hikers who’ve made the trek at this link on alltrails.com.
Paris Mountain State Park is located at 2401 State Park Rd., Greenville, SC 29609. The park and trails are open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily during daylight saving time. Winter hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily – extended to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Admission is $5/adults, $3.25/SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; free for children 5 and younger.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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