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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.

Wouldn't consider it hard. Definitely fun!

A great hike. Water and some food are recommended for the Dismal/Naturaland loop. Great views.

It would be very difficult to take dogs on the dismal loop trail to the falls as it is extremely steep and there are several ladders, but it is a rewarding hike!

This waterfall is not worth the walk that you have to take. I do not recommend this trial at all!!

Nice hike!

Went there in 2014. Best place I've been hiking. Love camping there too. Beautiful!

Great hike, gets the blood flowing. Waterfall at top is a nice reward. Great place for photos, it's called rainbow falls for a reason. You can reach the top of the waterfall by making your way up the left on the basin, however it is off the trail and a couple places require teamwork and caution.

Bring binoculars for a great view of the falls. Took my puppy it was a great hike for him.