Caesars Head State Park - Raven Cliff Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: Caesars Head State Park - Raven Cliff Falls
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Walhalla
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: (US 276 – Raven Cliff Falls Parking Area) – From Greenville, take US 276 north for about twenty five miles to Caesar’s Head State Park where there is a visitors center and parking area on your left. From the park store and visitor’s center, drive north on US 276 for 1.1 miles to the Raven Cliff Falls Parking Area (which is on your right.) Make sure to cross over US 276 to access this trailhead. The trail nearest the parking area takes you down to the Middle Saluda River which is in the wrong direction.
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: US 276 at Raven Cliff Falls Parking Area
Trails Used: Raven Cliff Falls Trails
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Caesars Head State Park
8155 Geer Highway
Cleveland, SC 29635
(843) 836-6115
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Caesars Head State Park joins Jones Gap State Park and other natural areas to comprise the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The lookout tower at Caesars Head sits at 3,266 feet and provides a panoramic view of Table Rock and Pinnacle mountains, nearby valleys, and other distant peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raven Cliff Falls, situated along one of the park's many hiking trails, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States, and is a popular destination for both day and overnight hikers. It is an easy four mile round trip hike to a platform that provides a look at the lower falls


The Joker

1,300 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Caesars Head State Park - Raven Cliff Falls - April 18, 1998 April 18, 1998 4 stars 1 day The Joker


One reply on “Caesars Head State Park - Raven Cliff Falls - Member Hike”

Decent hike although the best overlook is right at the Visitor Center (which is staffed by some of the friendliest Rangers I’ve met.). The falls themselves disappointed us, and the trail was super crowded. The trailside camping was spaced out pretty well to allow for an enjoyable night with privacy from the other camps. Overall, we had a good experience, and it’s a great opportunity to take younger children to expose them to backpacking since the hike to the campsites is only a mile from the trailhead.

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