Sulphur Springs

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


3.60 miles




Dirt (Rocky)

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Features: t

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


Sulphur Springs is one of the main climbs/downhill rides at Paris Mountain State Park. You can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail.

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From Picnic Area 6, you can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail. If you cross the park road and begin at the trail sign, you will climb up and down wooded slopes until you reach the parking area at Buckhorn Gate. At the trail kiosk keep right, continue up another steep slope, and bear left at the fork with the Brissy Ridge Trail. You will walk through mixed pine and hardwood forest atop a mountain ridge and pass the Old Fire Tower Trail on the left, before you begin to climb up and down along deep ravines and running streams lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. As you pass through these diverse habitats, you may see a variety of birds, snakes, deer, and other wildlife. The trail levels out near the shores of Mountain Lake where you will pass a large dam and follow one of several trail branches that return to the parking area where you began.

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.

Admission: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission includes access to our designated swimming area when it is open.

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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