Sulphur Springs Trail

MODERATE 211 reviews

Sulphur Springs Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, South Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 day ago

The first portion of the trail until you reach maximum elevation is gorgeous with many rock slide waterfalls and of course the dam, but it should really be labeled difficult as the rock climbing is pretty extensive especially where the path is narrow beside large drop offs. I took my 5 and 7 year olds and it was almost more than they could manage.

15 days ago

We loved this trail. Beautiful and fun.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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!

2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great trail!!!

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views of the water.

hiking
5 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.

hiking
8 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.

hiking
8 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

The first mile and a half is pretty tough, but the rest is mostly flat.

9 months ago

For 63 year old beginner hikers it was hard. We're both over weight and this was the furthest we have gone on this type of trail. We finished it, it was a confidence builder but it was very hard.

11 months ago

Beautiful! Very muddy after rain so wear some old shoes

11 months ago

It was moderate with lots of climbing, maneuvering and obstacles. Made for great fun. Took longer than I expected and would benefit from walking sticks.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery! One section of steeper incline, the rest was fairly flat, except for all the tree roots.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great incline and fun hike

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

I walked the trail clockwise. One part was pretty rough with roots but a really good trail for a beginner like myself.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rated as one of the more strenuous hikes at Paris Mountain State Park. Definitely more easy to moderate at times.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Relaxing and undulating hills.

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice hike. Hated for it to end.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It was a nice day get away. Kind of too easy for my taste. But definitely a good hike for a beginner.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

nice interesting trail on the harder part of the trail

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

only hiked the lower portion up to the dam from parking area but really enjoyed it. had my 5 year old with me so we couldn't go much further.

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Great loop with a variety of terrain.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The description says moderate. I was lulled into thinking that was the case and went up the dam side with a baby, a nine year old and a dog. If you ascend the dam side it DOES NOT seem moderate. I spoke to some of the regulars on the trail of various ages and they put that side of the trail up to about a 9 out of 10. While I don't think it is quite that tough I would not have done it with a baby strapped to my chest. There are narrow paths along drops and roots and rocks along the trail. There are places where some older and younger folks may have to negotiate boulders on the path and a few tricky places.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nice place for hiking...

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