Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


1.0 mile




Dirt (Rocky)

Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Features: t

  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Pipsissewa is nice flowing trail with a few steps, jumps and rocky areas. Once you reach the junction of the North Lake Trail, you can return or circle the lake.

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From the parking area at the Buckhorn Gate, you will need to walk or ride approximately 0.9 mile on the Brissy Ridge Trail to the junction of the out and back Pipsissewa. Once you reach the junction of the North Lake Trail, you can return or circle the lake. You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife.

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 www.SouthCarolinaParks.com 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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