Caesars Head State Park Cabins

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Planning Your Caesars Head State Park Vacation

Named after an imperious granite outcropping of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, Caesars Head State Park covers 13,000 acres of spectacular mountain forest. Vacationers visiting Caesars Head State Park will find an unspoiled landscape renowned for its diverse wildlife, alongside a variety of engaging recreational activities suitable for all ages. Discover this unique part of South Carolina on your next vacation.

Best Hiking Trails in Caesars Head State Park

Caesars Head State Park cabins provide an ideal base from which to plan a hike, and with more than 60 miles of trails, exploring the park on foot is extremely rewarding. From the spectacular Raven Cliff Falls to the near vertical ascents at Rim of the Gap, hikers visiting Caesars Head State Park are sure to find a route that is suitably challenging. Additionally, detailed trail maps are available from the park headquarters to help you navigate.

  • 1. Raven Cliff Falls Trail

    This 3.5-mile trail is rated as moderate for difficulty and guides hikers through lush forest to a viewpoint that offers good views of the falls. Dogs can be taken along for the hike when kept on a leash.

  • 2. Rim of the Gap

    An 8.3-mile trail rated as hard takes hikers past picturesque streams and smaller waterfalls. A number of unique rock formations are also found along this trail.

  • 3. Pinnacle Pass

    Another trail rated as hard for difficulty, this 16.9-mile route provides magnificent views of the valley below. Birding and wildlife watching are also popular along this quiet trail.

Best Family Activities in Caesars Head State Park

Families taking advantage of Caesars Head State Park hotels will find a variety of engaging recreational activities on their doorstep. Whether observing the migrations of hawks and songbirds or unearthing clues as you explore the terrain with your GPS, Caesars Head State Park has something to keep everyone entertained.

  • 1. Birding

    The Hawk Watch Program provides keen birders with the chance to witness awe-inspiring hawk migrations in the autumn. The Caesar's Head Hawk Site is the best place to observe Sharp-Shinned Hawks, Coopers Hawks and many others.

  • 2. Fishing

    Caesars Head State Park cabins provide the perfect base from which to plan a rewarding fishing trip. Head out to the popular Middle Saluda River, or Matthews and Julian creeks to land a variety of trout to take home for dinner.

  • 3. Geocaching

    A number of caches are located in the park that allow would-be explorers to follow clues to the prize. Tour lesser know areas of Caesars Head State Park and test your navigational prowess and problem-solving skills as a family.