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#3 of 42 state parks in South Carolina

Best trails in Caesars Head State Park

1,808 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Caesars Head State Park ranging from 2.1 to 12 miles and from 1,207 to 3,202 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Note: The hours listed in the Park Info section are extended to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time. Admission: Trail access cost: $3 adults; $1.50 seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free Caesar's Head is one of the best hiking destinations in all of South Carolina. The trail system connects to Jones Gap State Park, creating a 13,000 acre area known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Trailside camping is available for those looking to stay overnight. Raven Cliff Falls and the suspension bridge are two of the more popular highlights in the park.

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Map of trails in Caesars Head State Park
Park information
Acreage:
7,467 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
864-836-6115
Helpful links
Top trails (18)
#1 - Raven Cliff Falls and Dismal Trail Loop
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
Although dogs are allowed on this trail, some users have reported that the trail has ladders and steep rock faces, making it difficult for dogs. Combining the Raven Cliff Falls trail, the Gum Gap trShow more
#2 - Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Raven Cliff Falls is the king of South Carolina waterfalls at an estimated 420 feet. Matthews Creek plunges off Raven Cliff Mountain at the Blue Ridge Escarpment near Caesars Head. The escarpment is wShow more
#3 - Rim of the Gap - Pinnacle Pass Loop
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
This trail starts out on the Jones Gap trail and quickly exits onto the Rim of the Gap Trail. There is good trout fishing and campsites along the river if your interested in several good day hikes. Show more
#4 - Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
A nicely wooded up and down hike along the Saluda River. Be aware that the trails close at 6pm (8pm during daylight savings).Show more
#5 - Bill Kimball - Coldspring Branch Loop
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h
Bill Kimball - Coldspring Branch Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#6 - Rim of the Gap Trail to Jones Gap Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
Rim of the Gap Trail to Jones Gap Trail is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced advenShow more
#7 - Frank Coggins Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Frank Coggins Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and nShow more
#8 - LIttle Pinnacle Mountain Loop Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
This hike is a workout, there are a number of trails and options in this area, a map can be purchased from the park office. The beginning is an easy riverside walk but once you get on the Ishi Trail iShow more
#9 - Naturaland Trust Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 7 h 11 m
Naturaland Trust Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#10 - Caesars Head Overlook Trail
Caesars Head State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
As of August 2019, users have reported that the lower view trail has been closed due to dangerous conditions. Please refer to the park page for updates. Caesars Head State Park is a park in northern Show more
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