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Mountain Creek Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Taylors, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 170 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

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Relatively easy trail in Paris Mountain State Park. This is a typical forest trail in Paris Mountain State Park. The trail features some nice forest throughout the length of it and a small stream along short portions. There are picnic shelters and restroom facilities at both ends. The trail is rocky and/or narrow in places, making it unsuitable for motorized wheelchairs, but easy enough for children and/or dogs on a leash.

There is plenty of parking, as well as picnic shelters and restroom facilities, in the park.

2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 244-5565

Paris Mountain State Park is located off of State Park Road, north of Greenville, SC. Once in the park, continue a short distance to the Park Center on the right (on the lake). The trail starts at the far west end of the lake (on your left as you face the lake from the Park Center).

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Chief Running Trails
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Michael Richey
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Very easy trail. Was not moderate at all. Loved this trail !

Jonathan Torres
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Relatively easy trail, with quite a few roots.....but wonderful overall! Views of the lake and the creek, most of the way

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Joshua Morowitz
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The trail is nice enough, though on the easy side of moderate. The downside for me as a hiker is that there was heavy bicycle traffic.

Savannah Steinly
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Hiking

A great trail! I wish there was an overlook, but there were many nice ponds/streams to look at and relax in. The trail was very well-maintained and easy to follow. If you want a less manicured and more rugged or isolated hiking experience, this isn’t it- but it was very nice nonetheless!

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Amanda O'Leary
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Great trail. Easy out and back. Some good connectors if you want to do more.

Michael Green
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A very well maintained trail that is great for hiking or running. Depending on your fitness level It's not too hard but just hard enough to get the blood pumping for a decent cardio workout. We went on Saturday morning and It wasn't excessively crowded but there were quite a few people hiking and walking their dogs. Finished the hike back by turning onto the Lake Placid trail for a little extra walk.

Trey Cole
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Solo rain hike

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Spiro Skias
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Hiking

Fun trail for the family of all ages. Trail was clean and very light traffic.

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HikingMuddy

Nice trail, very moderate and wide paths. You hear the sound of frogs along the creek. Trails are well-maintained, a little muddy, a few rocks and roots but an easy walk. Beautiful place to walk.

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Mathias Jäckel
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Laura McGill
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Ok for a nature walk but not much of a hike or anything interesting to see. Lots of mountain bikers on a Sunday afternoon sharing the trail, so you have to be on the lookout to give them space. Probably better to go on up to the higher trails like Sulpher Springs or Brissey Ridge, if you want to hike here (although I haven't been here in many years and can't remember specifics.) Convenient to Greenville but Table Rock is so much prettier! $5/person park fee at gate unless you buy yearly pass.

Lori Dyar
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This is a great easy hike! Fun for dogs and little ones!

ashley Taylor
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nice and easy for kids and dogs

Brady Bauer
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Hiking

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.

Mike Fraser
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Nice hike

Kimmie Hale
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Hiking

Super easy! Will remember for a quick hike :)

Frank Adamy
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Hiking

Close to home, easy hike and great afternoon adventure.

Brandon Heller
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Don Ross
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Pam Kuepper-Lessor
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Katya Corbin
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Catie Kelley
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Jonathan Clymer
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Dillon Parker
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Maralis Rivera
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Natalie Argueta
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todd hermetz
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David Hornik
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Christopher Clack
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