Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Paris Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail. My only issue was a little confusion right at the end as to where my car was because there apparently were two parking areas. Not that big a deal, but after you are hot and tired you don’t really feel like not knowing where you parked. But great hiking trail!

Definitely a moderate to hard trail. There are several steep places, narrow paths, and a bit of rock climbing........and I say rock climbing, because I’m only 5’1. Taller people could probably take big steps. There were many people hiking and all were really nice. I did cross paths with a few bicyclists that were friendly. It’s a great place to take your dogs if they walk on a leash well, which mine doesn’t. After the bridge, there’s not much sight seeing. The first part made me think of the movie Lord of the Rings. It’s cute with lots of sun peaking down at the many tree roots poking out of the ground.

I don’t see how everyone else reviewed this as easy? My sister and I did this one this weekend and it was a challenging trail, lots of climbing etc. unless we started somewhere differently LOL. Loved the trail and scenery though. Was a great hike!

The dam was really cool and the streams were nice but once you reached a point everything was pretty flat and absolutely no views of anything. I would definitely recommend other hikes in the area over this one.

hiking
1 month ago

6 year old, 3 year old and I hiked the trail and had an awesome time. Some good steep hills but my 3 year old did fine.

on Sulphur Springs Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Much is good for trail running. Watch for mountain bikers.

Wonderful walk

Great trail!!!

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.

on Brissy Ridge

3 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago

It's Ok! I would definitely hike again.

on Brissy Ridge

camping
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

can be tuff if your not use to hiking

Hard, not easy. There’s some steepness that creeps up on you.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent 1hr loop. We started the trail at the opening to the parking area. Glad we did. Roots are bad the first half of trail but then taper off. It was nice finishing along the ridge. Our 4yr old struggled a little bit, but made it through on just a couple of stops.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this trail with my daughter today. We both enjoyed it very much. Saw a small Black Rat Snake, a few turtles at the reservoir, and the showstopper!....a piebald Chipmunk! I will post a pic.

Nice peaceful walk through the woods.

hiking
7 months ago

The first mile of the trail was stunning and a good workout. I saw wildflowers, the old Greenville reservoir, and several tranquil springs. The last three seemed ideal for trail running or mountain biking but a little dull for hikers. A nice, wide and sandy path through woods for last three miles.

hiking
7 months ago

Challenging but worth it. Some cool rivers and an old dam to see along the way. Relatively strenuous - moderate.

hiking
7 months ago

Not much to see but worth it if you start here and hike north up to north lake trail and loop back.

hiking
7 months ago

Not much to see on this hike. The amphitheater is kind of cool to see though. Start further north if you're going to hike the big Paris Loop trail and skip this one.

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