Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great mountain bike trail for me the wife and 2 kids 13 and 14. Very sandy but fun. Did apply the bug spray and had no problems. GPS clocked 6 miles. Restrooms also not too far away. Even in 95 deg sun.(shady trail) Two thumbs up.

hiking
1 day ago

I hiked this trail on a weekday and it was my first time in Paris Mtn. State Park. I think it might be a bit longer than indicated here, but it was an enjoyable hike. It took me about 1 hour and 45 minutes. As others have said, if you begin hiking upstream, the climb is steep but beautiful, and the second part of the hike is easy but relatively uninteresting after a brief tree-filled view at the top. I would hike this trail again, but I’d hike out and back so that I could enjoy the stream for the entire hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Took little man out here this past week, entering the trail is a little rocky as it’s old pavement and a bit steep. The trail itself is gravely and well maintained. We followed the sign directing us towards rapids/mill ruins. Roughly three quarters of a mile in I got bad vibes so we turned around. But that wasn’t so bad as at the beginning of the trail you can access the creek which was fun for little one to splash and play. Never got to the waterfall or ruins.(((edit))) after looking through the photos others have posted just know the sign at the trail head does not have the waterfall sign any longer! So go left for the waterfall

Amazing hike and the waterfall at the end is breathtaking, far exceeding my expectations. Well-marked trail in purple. Several very steep inclines but doable. It took me about 30 min to get in and 25 back. I’m under 30 and exercise daily and I was sweaty and pretty tired when I finished, so great little workout, too

This is a great workout - the way up really gets your heart rate going :) Trail is well maintained. Waterfalls are truly beautiful.

LOVE this trail!

Awesome hike. Had an eight year old, six year old and a dog. Fun hike but lots of stairs on the way back up!

A great short hike. The waterfall at the end is really beautiful. Gets a little hard at some places, otherwise a moderate hike. I will not suggest taking kids because there are few points with pretty steep and slippery climb.

I only did the West Logging Rd part of the trail to Six Mile Creek which was 30 ft or so across. There wasn't a way across without getting very wet so I turned back around.

Now the trials I used to get there were wonderful...Rocky, Wounded Knee, Wildcat Technical and Wildcat Technical Alternate( on the way back).

Saw lots of American Beautyberry bushes with berries (not yet purple in August) but I will be going back to see them.

Wounded Knee looks like a good bike trail to try for the beginner.

Lots of traffic on the trails...probably a bit more than I would like, but it was lovely nonetheless!

Fantastic views, worth the climb. Starts off flat, becomes very rocky and steep with lots of roots. Loved it!!!

Moderate uphill hike with roots and boulders along the way, but the waterfalls are beautiful and well worth the effort!

Great hike nice and easy for beginners. Some nice views of the marsh and the oyster mound!!!

Nice easy scenic trail that I did with my twin brother and four Shih Tzu companions while camping in the area several years ago.

Hiked up on 8/4 with the whole crew of kids- 9, 8, 6, and 4- its a little steep at some parts but definitely doable for kids- great falls at the top- if you go up the right side of the falls there’s a better spot 1/2 way up to rest and have lunch/snack

Did this rocky hike with the best friend and pup! Spray yourself with bug spray prior. The trail was lined with the river/creek for most of the way up, and there were multiple bridges that were great for the views. 10/10 would recommend!! It took us about 3 hours and 15 mins but we hung out at the waterfall for an hour.

Not a bad little trail

Easy quick walk on sand and gravel road bed. Beautiful scenery but need to plan according to tides because at high tides the beach is impassible!!! Love the views and the picture opportunities!!!

Very Beautiful

hiking
9 days ago

Started around 0800 yesterday morning and had some slippery/muddy trails during the first half mile or so then it dried up. Got to the scenic outlook 2 hrs later. Beautiful views!!! Definitely worth the hike. There were a few tricky parts in places that required hands to climb up but overall it was a lightly strenuous and very rewarding hike. Definitely recommend!!!

My first hike with two of my teenage children. Was perfect for us in terms of difficulty but disappointing that you still need to take a longer trail to get down to the falls themselves. We will make the longer hike to get there for sure.

Well marked trail. Strenuous at times - but worth the view of the falls once you arrive.

Only downfall was having to wait 30 min to even get into the park due to it being at capacity.

Strenuous hike but definitely worth the beautiful views once you reach the top! Feels like you’re on top of the world:)
Like others have mentioned, bring plenty of water to help stay hydrated!
Finished the hike with an immense sense of accomplishment

hiking
10 days ago

Loved the hike! Definitely hard going up but the views are worth it! Take plenty of water! I would hike it again in a heart beat! Lots of steps. Amazing that the trail was created by the CCC back in the 30’s.

hiking
10 days ago

Fun trail, ups and downs, lots of roots so be aware! Was able to complete the trail with 30lb 18 month old in the ergo carrier

Very good trail. Had lots of water on trails that made some of the rock climbs very slick but was overall great. Carry plenty of water.

Not a bad hike, 4.4 miles total, the trail is narrow in some areas and lots of tree roots. Not very small dog friendly, too many obstacles to jump over. The waterfall is big and beautiful but it is very far away from the viewing/overlook area. Lots of parking space and there was a lot of people were on the trail, high foot traffic trail.

trail running
13 days ago

good trail. easy to follow. only stepped in water once, but it was on the way back with tired legs. it was a little over grown when I ran it but it has been raining a lot and not much time for NFS to do maintenance

hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail. Water fall is cool. As some of the other people stated it’s easy to get turned around which we did twice. I had my two kids with me 3 and 7. They loved it. We will go back.

Very rainy solo hike in the AM on 8/3, due to the rain the trail was completely empty. This isn't a great trail to do in the rain as the food path basically works as a slippery clay drainage creek. Other than getting very wet, it's an enjoyable short trail with some interesting boulders and nice waterfalls which were at peak capacity due to the current monsoon season. I know the trail is rated hard, but it's actually very easy as it's really short and the climbs are moderate. Up near the falls you do have to scrabble around a bit but it's not technically challenging. I think this would be a great hike for kids 8+ due to the length and interesting elements. I plan to do it again with the family in tow next time.

hiking
15 days ago

We are beginner hikers and this was perfect. Well marked trail, some scenic views, and not crowded at all. It was rainy and the trail stayed in good shape.

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