Explore the most popular kid friendly 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!

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.

Wonderful walk

nice and easy for kids and dogs

walking
3 months ago

Nice easy walk around the lake. Great for photography.

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.

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

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.

walking
4 months ago

Relaxing

4 months ago

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

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
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

Nice peaceful walk through the woods.

hiking
8 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
8 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.

Not so much to see but a decent hike. Fire tower is pretty cool and there's a nice view on Brissy. For reference I give Table Rock a 5 star.

hiking
8 months ago

It was ok, had a jungle feel to it. No great views and I would describe it as moderate not easy.

Very nice, easy trail! Perfect for walking your dog! A lot of history as well! Impressive rock bridge and community center!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Suggest to connect with other trails in the park. This is a short one.

9 months ago

Nice hike I think it should be rated moderate. We did it with a 4 and 7 year old who had a blast.

hiking
10 months ago

Not easy. Paris Mountain State Park rates this a 9 (10 being the most difficult. Fun, rocky, lots of roots, ups and downs. Good vista point.

10 months ago

Good trail. A bike of a challenge for the kids but a good family trail.

hiking
10 months ago

I think I would rate this as moderate rather than easy. Great hike. took me about an hour and a half.

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