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Caesars Head State Park has long been a must-see in the South Carolina Upstate. A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment, it offers breathtaking views year-round, especially when fall sets the hardwoods ablaze. Another annual highlight is the Hawk Watch program each fall, timed to allow visitors to marvel at the unforgettable sight of hundreds of soaring, swirling migrating raptors hawks, kites, falcons, eagles and more from the park visitors own perch at 3,200 feet above sea level. Hiking trails ranging from easy to challenging circle and traverse Caesars Head and adjoining Jones Gap state parks, which together form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness, about 11,000 acres of pristine southern mountain forest. One of the most popular trails at Caesars Head leads to 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, where a suspension bridge offers one of the two publicly accessible overlooks to the falls as they splash deep into the mountain cove below. Picnicking and wilderness trailside camping also are highlights. The park, easily accessible with its headquarters on U.S. 276 just shy of the state line, also leads to some prime trout fishing areas in the state-designated scenic Middle Saluda River.

Good jaunt uphill with a rewarding waterfall at the top. wouldn't say "strenuous" but definately got my heart pumping. took about an hour to complete the whole thing including a stop at the waterfall for pictures. the trail is very clearly marked with the purple marks on the trees. I went on a Friday in the early afternoon and saw a small group. quiet, peaceful, fresh air. trail is rocky and a lot of roots sticking up.

It's not as hard as the pinnacle trail loop.

easy short hike from Trail head parking on rt 276. takes about 4 or 5 hrs to hike the raven cliff falls loop. (for the avg hiker)

Descent, no falls to really see as shown on the map. Gets really narrow and makes you question if you are still on the trail, however it is marked very well!

Nice trail. Not very strenuous but just perfect for the kids to have adventures on! Couldn’t see the falls as it was rainy and foggy!

Very secluded trail, dismal was not as intense as the warning sign leads you to believe, so go do it!

17 days ago

18 days ago