MORE INFORMATION: Caesars Head State Park State Park Service 8155 Geer Highway, Cleveland, SC 29635 (843) 836-6115
HIGHLIGHTS: Caesars Head State Park joins Jones Gap State Park and other natural areas to comprise the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The lookout tower at Caesars Head sits at 3,266 feet and provides a panoramic view of Table Rock and Pinnacle mountains, nearby valleys, and other distant peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raven Cliff Falls, situated along one of the park’s many hiking trails, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States, and is a popular destination for both day and overnight hikers. It is an easy four mile round trip hike to a platform that provides a look at the lower falls.
This in-and-out backtrack hike follows the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, which is an old buggy road marked by red-blazes that shares the first 1.4 miles with the blue-blazed Gum Gap Trail. Due to the beauty of the waterfall and the popularity of Caesars Head State Park, the trail is heavily traveled on weekends and the two-lane US 276 normally has a steady stream of traffic on it. Make sure to leash your dog at the parking area and not at the trailhead since it is necessary to cross the street to start the hike.