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Caesars Head

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HOURS

9am-9pm, daily during daylight saving time. 9am-6pm, daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round.

OFFICE

9am-5pm, daily, during daylight saving time. 10am-5pm M-Th and 9am-5pm F-Su, the remainder of the year.

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ADMISSION

Trail access cost: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Wifi Available

Caesars Head State Park

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**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found at the orientation kiosk in the main parking lot near the restrooms. There is an additional stamp in the visitor center at the front desk.


A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment gives Caesars Head State Park its name. Every fall, from the easily-accessible overlook atop the rocky peak of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, sight-seers are treated to the Hawk Watch program and a spectacular view that extends into North Carolina and Georgia.

Caesars Head connects to Jones Gap State Park in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, an 13,000-acre area of pristine southern mountain forest. Hikers can take a number of loop and traverse hiking trails that connect the parks, and trailside camping is available for those who choose the longer routes.

One of the most popular trails at Caesars Head is the four-mile, round trip Raven Cliff Falls trail. This hiking trail leads to the scenic overlook, where you can view the 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls. There is also a 6.6 mile round trip hike to a suspension bridge that crosses the creek above Raven Cliff Falls. The bridge offers a unique view of the falls as they plunge deep into the mountain cove below.

Check out other South Carolina State Parks! Explore another mountainous area at Paris Mountain State Park or observe nature at a blistering pace on South Carolina mountain bike trails.

BY THE NUMBERS

1 awesome overlook where you can see clear to Greenville on a beautiful day

1 Devils Kitchen - you've got to find out the story

60+ miles of challenging hiking trails

420 cascading waterfall - Raven Cliff Falls

5 other waterfalls accessible through the park

18 primitive, backcountry campsites

3208 feet above sea level

3 months a year thousands of hawks migrate right through the park! Sept. 1- Nov. 30

13K magnificent acres preserved and protected for you