|Hike Name:||Paris Mountain|
|Directions:||From I-385: Take exit #40 onto N. Pleasantburg Rd (Hwy 291) for approximately 4 mi. Take a rt on Piney Mountain Rd. Go to the 1st light and turn rt. Park is 2 mi. ahead on the left.
From Asheville: Take Hwy 25 towards Greenville. Turn left onto State Park Rd in Travelers Rest. Drive 8 mi (road will change names to East Mountain Creek). Take a ri onto State Park Rd., entrance .8 miles on left.
|Total Hike Distance:||11.10 miles|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Lake Placid|
|Trails Used:||Mountain Creek, Sulphur Springs, Brissy Ridge, Pippsessewa, North Lake, Kanuga, Fire Tower, Sulphur Springs, Mountain Creek|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams, Rivers, Lakes|
|Management:||State Park Service|
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Users:||Hikers, Bikers, Dogs|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||A hike in Greenville proper, that follows trails used by both mountain bikers and hikers and runners. From Lake Placid the hike seemed to be mostly uphill the whole way. The trails were in great condition except for the chestnut oak acorns on the ground. It made it a little slippery. The trails marked for pedestrian only were very rough and full of roots. It made for rough footing. There were little to no views at this time of year but the hike itself was great.|