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A renovated historic bathhouse serves as the new hub of activities at popular Paris Mountain State Park. Once a rural retreat, the mountainside park now is a treasured green space in the fast-growing Greenville area. Bicyclists, hikers, picnickers and groups using Camp Buckhorn keep the park busy year-round. Summer is peak time for fishing, and swimming, in the park lakes. Paris Mountain State Park was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The renovated bathhouse, now called the Park Center, preserves that heritage in stone and timber on the outside and on the inside adds a 3-D map of the park, historical exhibits and a classroom for sessions on the diverse natural offerings of the leafy site.

nice and easy for kids and dogs

End was kinda boring but the beginning of the trail has beautiful streams :). Would go again.

Beautiful views of the water.

walking
16 days ago

Nice easy walk around the lake. Great for photography.

Very nice! The area around the lake was very pleasant. $5/person, many parking areas, well-marked trails.

on Brissy Ridge

28 days ago

Well-maintained, easy to navigate. Most of the trail is pretty moderate, with steep climbs at the end of the trail. I hopped off on the Kanuga trail, looped around the reservoir, and took the Pipsissewa trail to get back to Brissy Ridge. These trails were far less crowded, had some decent views since all the leaves were off the trees, and added a few more ascents and descents on the hike.

Great trail to take the kids on a nature hike. For Geocaching enthusiasts, there is a nice one hidden on the loop!

hiking
1 month ago

Sunny, windy winter hike at 39 degrees. The Brissy Ridge Trail is easy until the last twenty minutes when you reach several steep ascents (hiking trail clockwise). My dog and I enjoy the cardio, so it was a nice surprise at the end. The trail is a little rooty in some areas, otherwise, a clear trail. I give it four stars because there isn't a spectacular view of any kind.

I couldn't see a way to combine these trails that made sense and it looked like it would definitely be longer than 3 1/2 miles.
Brissy Ridge loop was a very nice hike, but is at least a moderate difficulty level.

walking
1 month ago

Relaxing

Fun hike. I think it is a little harder than moderate. Nice views. Great for families.

hiking
1 month ago

I great little walk on a nice day. The reservoir was very pretty and the valve house was cool. The second half of the loop we were on a wide trail with a ton of mountain bikers. it was a bit precarious to wrangle my dog while I had bikers going past us (sometimes unannounced!). My only criticism is to maybe have mountain biker trails separate from walking trails.

on Brissy Ridge

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for my dog and I. Light traffic on a Monday morning, and took about an hour to complete. Cool ridge trail with pretty views.

hiking
2 months ago

Almost never anyone here. Pretty lake and you can see the remnants of infrastructure when it was used for Greenville's drinking water.

hiking
2 months ago

You can see some decent views once the leaves start falling, but there are no 'AHA' moments, unless you take the connectors up to North Lake(you should do this). Also, if you hike it clockwise, you hit the steep part last and it's always longer than I remember.

hiking
2 months ago

It's Ok! I would definitely hike again.

camping
2 months ago

Mostly quite level, or evenly graded. only a few roots and rocks. Beautiful Fall foliage!

A fun moderately up and down, and left and right. Well cared for and friendly people. Close to city of Greenville.

hiking
3 months ago

can be tuff if your not use to hiking

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