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Caesar's Head State Park

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina

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  • The visitor center at Caesar's Head.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • The gates close at 9 p.m., but there is an open parking area a short ride away.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Restrooms and vending are available at the park's center.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Information and maps of the area.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Some of the local flowers that grow at these higher altitudes.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Picnic areas are near the overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • A hiker uses the binoculars to view Greenville and the surrounding area.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Table Rock Resevoir is visible from the overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • A staircase leads to the second overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • A slot between the stone leads downward.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • The trail leading to the second overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • The view from the second overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • The slot canyon from the bottom.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • A sign depicting the mountains seen from the first overlook.- Caesar's Head State Park
  • Raven Cliff Falls Trailhead is located near the visitor center. - Caesar's Head State Park
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Pros: 
Beautiful views. Many hiking trails and waterfalls.
Cons: 
No GPS or cell service in lower elevations.
Region:
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, SC
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Caesar's Head State Park is a granitic gneiss outcropping atop the Blue Ridge Escarpment in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, which is a combination of Jones Gap State Park and Caesar's Head. Together, these two parks encompass over 13,000 acres of forests, rivers, waterfalls, rock faces for climbing, and both loop and traverse hiking trails that connect the two. Just a short drive from the visitor center is Raven Cliff Falls Trail, a 3.7-mile there-and-back trail that leads to the 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls. There are several paths to the falls, and one even includes a suspension bridge. The park is covered with miles and miles of equally impressive trails. 

From the lookout points at the visitor center it's possible to see the city of Greenville over 15 miles away! The view also encompasses nearby Table Rock State Park, it's resevoir lake, Pinnacle Mountain, and Raven Cliff Mountain among other peaks. The lookouts are located at the visitor center, which also offers public restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and vending machines. The visitor center is a fantastic resource to help plan trips through the wilderness area and beyond with informational pamphlets and an on-duty ranger at all times. 

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