Brissy Ridge

MODERATE 129 reviews

Brissy Ridge is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

Note: Bikes are not allowed on Saturdays in the park.

7 days ago

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.

2 months ago

Wonderful walk

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.

4 months ago

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

10 months ago

Not too hard but not too easy. Would do it again.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Overall Brissy Ridge is a fairly easy trail, though the difficulty changes depending on the direction. The hiker's only portion is much steeper than the rest of the trail, and there are lots of tree roots on the ground so it pays to watch your footing. The rest of the trail has a gentler grade and can be done by just about anyone.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

nice hike, not to difficult. The reservoir is also a nice stop!

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Beautiful trail. Decent climbs depending on direction in and out of trail.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great technical diversity.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Nice trial for hiking.

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Loved this trail! hiked it last week with my 4 year old and he had a blast so i dont know why its rated difficult. Wish there were better views though.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The hike/bike trail is easy and great for the family. The hikers only trail is HARD and great for competetive/pro hikers. Very beautiful views and wildlife(birds, lizards, snakes, beavers, etc.). Need to wear very supportive shoe and with the elevation pack an extra bottle of water and snack bar. If you keep straight and go to the next trail then you will run into a very beautiful pond on top of the mountain.
Very good trail and would recommend it to anyone.

hiking
Friday, January 20, 2017

Nice trail. Has some decent elevation changes to get the heart rate up a bit. Not the most scenic, but enjoyable.

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nice trail , we connected to the trail that went down to the lake then back up onto sulpher springs to the parking area.
If the parking area is full drive on about 100 meters for another much larger area.
I would rate these trails as moderate at the most.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Good. I'd rate it moderate, not hard.

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