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12 hours ago

beginning of trail was nice but after 3 miles in easy to get post and off trail. alot of fallen trees most of which had the markers on them. bridge is not maintained at all and alot of the trail is overgrown and hard to see. the 7.5 mile that is listed on sign turned into 8.25 with how many times you get off course and lost.

Trail well maintained. Pup loved it, a few streams to cross and the falls are gorgeous. Bring the bug spray.

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. From parking area to Jones Gap Trail to Rainbow Falls Trail and back is about 5.1 miles.

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.

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!!♡♡♡

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

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!

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

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.

Good hike. Nice place near the river to relax and enjoy the quiet. Small part of the trail where you can hear the traffic from the road but not that much traffic so it was fine. Wouldn’t be good trail for small children due to hills but good for older kids that can do uphill.

Challenging hike. Sometimes All Trails isn't accurate on the level of difficulty, but this was one of the more strenuous ones I've done in SC. At the same time, it's definitely the most beautiful. Lots of waterfalls and wildflowers along the way. The view at Bald Rock was gorgeous. I would suggest starting as early as possible...I started at 7:15am and saw no one on my way up and around 15 people on my way down.

Good loop an well marked. Just didn't like the road noise. Places where a dog could get some water.

Great hike ! Beautiful waterfall! Jones Gap is as good as it gets!

Really nice trail! Water on both sides! Very peaceful. It is paved which was nice and very spacious so plenty of room for people biking and me with my dog!

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