South Carolina, Caesars Head State Park

Caesars Head State Park sits 2000 feet above the valley below.
Caesars Head State Park sits 2000 feet above the valley below.

"Caesars Head is one of South Carolina’s most famous natural landmarks. At 3,208 feet above sea level, Caesars Head provides a panoramic view of the mountain country. 

Another significant landmark in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area includes Raven Cliff Falls, a 420-foot mountain cascade that awaits day-hikers at the end of a moderately strenuous two-mile trail.

This area of the Blue Ridge Escarpment ends in South Carolina with an abrupt drop of some 2,000 feet to the foothills below, where the state’s Piedmont region begins. This escarpment affords spectacular scenic vistas and waterfalls, and provides a protected environment for many rare and endangered plant and animal species."

http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/caesarshead/caesarshead-unique.aspx

Raven Cliff Falls
Raven Cliff Falls

 

"... 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. ...  One of the most popular trails at Caesars Head is the four-mile, round trip Raven Cliff Falls trail. This hiking trail leads to 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, where a suspension bridge offers one of the two publicly accessible overlooks to the falls as they plunge deep into the mountain cove below."  http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/caesarshead/introduction.aspx

(photo) http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/caesarshead/photos.aspx

 

US 276 loop passes Caesars Head State Park
US 276 loop passes Caesars Head State Park
View of nearby Table Rock, from Caesars Head State Park
View of nearby Table Rock, from Caesars Head State Park

 

Here's a continuation ride on US 276 from yesterday's post. Further south, after crossing into South Carolina, stop at Caesars Head State Park for some awesome views.  This loop includes SC Hwy 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway which passes on the south side of Table Rock, shown above. Click the Google map to enlarge it.

 

If you'd like to camp at Caesars Head, check the camping info page. http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/caesarshead/camping.aspx