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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
15 hours 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
1 day 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!

Always Awesome!

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

Second time on the trail. Did the loop counter clockwise this time and enjoyed it more. Saw. BEAR and CUB scurrying up a tree but watching us closely!!!! Very cool and humbling.

Such a fun loop! A few places you’ve got to get your feet wet. A little crowded at the trailhead but it opens up as you pass he waterfall. Even a chance to swim in the falls at the end.

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.

This trail is just under 8 miles from parking lot to parking lot. We went clockwise, down Dismal and up Naturaland trail. There’s a cool foot bridge at the bottom. The Naturaland trail between the two bridges can be a little brutal, very steep, but not bad. My wife and I had no trouble with trekking poles, though there are a few scrambles. Take bug spray, food, and 2-3 liters of water. We did the loop in about 4:45, taking our time and stopping for lunch.

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

hiking
4 days ago

I did both loops. Late morning/early afternoon hike, and very few people on trail. There were a few places along the trail where tree branches fell due to recent storms. Forest views with beautiful overlook of lake. Lots of elevation changes. Great workout!

on Caw Caw Trail

walking
4 days ago

Worth a trip! Had a really good time with my husband and our two boys (9 & 7). Bring water and bug spray! Baby alligators (it’s August right now), herons, orb spiders & found some crab claws and raccoon tracks. Will go back

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!

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

Abandoned plan to hike to Table Rock because it seemed to hot for my dog to leave the cooling off creeks behind.
About a third of the way in to Carricks Creek I came around a bend and there was a small black bear right in front of me (about 20 yd), he saw me at the same time and he casually turned around and trotted back direction Carrick Creek
This is a very nice easy loop trail if you want to stay near the water.

Not a bad little trail

walking
8 days ago

Nice easy trail. A little overgrown, but manageable. Saw lots of spiders, some feral pigs, and a water moccasin. Beautiful view of the river.

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!!!

hiking
8 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!!!

This trail is closed.

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

pretty flat but could be a nice running trail

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.

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