Brissy Ridge

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


2.40 miles





Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Features: t

  • Trail Head
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking
  • Scenic Observation
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Camping
  • Restrooms
  • Information Sign
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Brissy Ridge is an excellent track of ridge-side trail with several rocky climbs and descents. This trail requires the most technical skill of any of the trails at the park. The trail begins to the right of the kiosk at the top parking lot.

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From the kiosk near the parking area, begin this steep, strenuous, rocky, rooted, mostly-easy-to-follow, yellow-blazed, foot-traffic-only, loop trail that winds along beautiful hills in the South Carolina upstate. At the top of the first steep slope, branch right at the fork with the Sulphur Springs Trail. You will pass through oak and pine woods on the ridges, and Mountain Laurel along the creek areas. After you cross the paved park road, you will climb another steep slope back toward the parking area. You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife. The Kanuga and Pipsissewa Trails also adjoin Brissy Ridge.

If you are riding a mountain bike, be aware of signs reading "Foot Traffic Only." No mountain bikes on Saturday.

Restrooms are available at the picnic shelters. Insect repellant is recommended in warm weather. Pets are permitted on a leash.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


From Downtown Greenville: Drive north on US 25/276 and turn right onto SC 253. At the traffic light bear left to continue on SC 253. Drive for 2.5 miles and turn left onto State Park Road (Greenville County S-23-344). The park entrance is on the left. Enter the park and drive approximately 2.5 miles to the loop near Buckhorn Gate and park on the left.

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Paris Mountain State Park | 2401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609 | (864) 244-5565 | Email

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Lat: 34.94535730692076
Long: -82.38660357672120