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Tried to find the Trail with the gps, no success on finding the destination of the trail.

This was an amazing start to the many trails we covered this weekend. The trails are navigatable but I used walking sticks to help a little climb up and down the terrain. Going to the bottom was well worth it. A family brought a picnic and sat on the rocks at the first area of falls to enjoy the scenery. So worth it if you want to try your skills at hiking along tree roots to get around.

My first hike to Raven Cliff Falls was in 1966 before the current trail was made. We hiked in from Hwy. 276 near the bald rock overlook. That trail ran by the old bear hunter's cabin alongside Matthews Creek and ended at the foot of the falls. One of the most magical experiences of my life was sleeping under a full moon on the flat rock right at the bottom of the falls and seeing the spray and mist from the falls highlighted in the moon glow. Over time, I wore out the seat of several pair of shorts on the sliding rock about a mile down Matthews Creek from the falls.

Well maintained, easy stroll

This is my favorite of all the Paris Mountain trails!

An easy hike the first hour from Main Entrance of Park, on Jones Gap Trail then a strenuous hike thereafter. Beautiful views of the river along the way, and many mini waterfalls along the way. Wide trails and some narrow paths along rocks, rock jumping too, so much variety and so worth the trek. A nice park with $5 per person fee. Plenty of parking and clean bathrooms.

We just went on a brisk 1.5 mile walk with our dog post Hurricane Flo. Nice breeze. Not a very busy trail. The Awendaw Path was definitely less traveled as the green got much thicker the further we went. Lots of swamp areas. Look out for the large female banana spiders! Overall an easy straight in and back trail.

Great hiking trail to do with my dogs, easy to go back to the parking lot when they get tired. There were a lot of connecting trails that I’m excited to see in the future. Will definitely be coming back.

The trail was nice and the signs for hiking trail are easy to follow. It was not easy to follow the parking lot signs, very easy to get lost on your way out.

I really enjoyed this hike. We had to take our shoes off to cross over in a couple of places but it was a nice little refresher as we waded across the creek. Probably would not do this one during the cooler months but as for today it was nice.

One of my favs

This trail is one of my all time favs!!♡♡♡

trail running
3 days ago

Great for a run - especially in fall!

Great view of the city and the only place around to do some climbing for cyclists.

This trail was very fun to hike. A lot of great views.

4 days ago

Dogs were happy for the creek on the way back, especially the 2nd time around... Because we missed the trail to the parking lot the first time around! On the 2nd lap around I got this app and used GPS to find the trail we needed. There *was* a sign, but it was small and very hard to see. It's no wonder so many get turned-around/lost in here!

This trail is NOT 1.5 miles. According to my tracker it was 3 miles. The trail is generally clear; there was an area that had tall grass that was has tall as my 3 year old nephew but that was it. There were a ton of spiderwebs so have a stick ready to knock them down. The trail follows the water quite a bit which was nice. We also came across a large deer. Overall this trail was not too hard and had some diversity in the scenery.

awesome hike!!!! not for the inexperienced

Short but strenuous 2 miles uphill hike to the top with an INSANE waterfall. So worth it. Well marked with purple circles on trees. Highly recommend!!

Nice Scenic trail to get away from it all , or to walk your dog on. Just a beautiful stroll in the forest .

8 days ago

This trail is amazing! Very beautiful and a great view of the falls at the top!

8 days ago

Beautiful, straightforward hike. Little to no change in elevation. Tons of spiders, but overall a nice, easy day hike. The bridge is the best part!

8 days ago

decent and I would do it again. We were definitely not prepared for how steep the trip into and out of the falls was. We brought our 2 year old daughter and it was a little nerve wracking. next time I'll be more prepared with a child carrier.

This was a very quaint family friendly park with plenty of picnic tables and grills to use.

Mostly an easy hike up a muddy trail alongside a creek. It was a pretty forest setting and the falls themselves are viewed from an observation area built a hundred feet or so from the waterfalls. When the water is lower you can approach the falls on the rocks right below them. But a pretty view all around.

a very tall two tier falls. first section is normal plunge second is Cascade. very steep to get to falls but worth it

The trail is more for historical buffs than hikers, but it's a nice walk none-the-less. Plenty of benches along the trail for those not used to hiking but want to get outside. Very family friendly. The small fall is very close to the parking lot. Took my 6 year old through the trail, promising her we'd stop at the fall on the way back. The area is a nice little spot to play and splash around in. Would definitely recommend for a family with kids looking to get outside.

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