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Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Greenville, SC
Event Name: Paris Mountain State Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105221 2017/Y1535
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 2C
Description: This gorgeous 1,540 acre park is located at the back door to Greenville, nestled in the forested foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its summits offer stunning views of the valley and city below. The walk is almost entirely on dirt paths/trails and the terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers as it is a bit uneven in many places. Restrooms are available at the start/finish point only. You will need to carry water and insect repellent is recommended in warm weather. This trail is not a typical a "walk in the park" on paved streets with manicured lawns, but this gem in Greenville should not be missed for the nature enthusiasts. Paris Mountain is home to a vast array of wildlife, majestic trees and spectacular vistas. The park is listed on the National Register of historic places. A number of the park buildings were built by the CCC in the 1930's during the great depression and are a great place to picnic after a nice walk in one of South Carolinas best parks
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
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Start Times: Sun - Sat 8am-6pm
Location: Piedmont Park Fire Department
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2119 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609-1607. REGISTRATION is at the Piedmont Park Fire Department. START POINT is a short drive.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: Registration at Fire Department, Start Point is a short drive, approx. 1.5 mi.. Exit the Fire Department, turn left on State Park Rd toward Mountain Creek, stay left on State Park Road, look for Paris Mountain State Park entrance on the left. Enter park and follow the curvy road around to the right until you pass the Park Center. Continue to 4-way section, then right until you reach the parking area with two sheltes, A & B with a restrooms between the two shelters. Your walk begins at the path to the left of restrooms at the information stand. Check park website for entrance fees before you go. www.southcarolinaparks.com
Host Club: The Upstate Pathfinders
Contact: Robert McDaniel (864) 505-5051
Website: www.upstatepathfinders.com
E-Mail Contact: mcdanielr99@yahoo.com