Mountain Lake via Sulphur Springs Trail

Greenville, SC
Length: 1.80 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This is an easy way to experience part of the more challenging Sulphur Springs Loop, by making an out-and-back to idyllic Mountain Lake.  Along the way there are large boulders to climb, mud puddles to splash in, boardwalks and bridges to traverse, a CCC-built rest shelter, and a historic dam spillway “waterfall” (built in 1890).  Back at the parking area is an access area to a shallow stream that is perfect for wading.

Park in the Sulphur Springs lot, near Shelter 5&6.  The trail begins near the entrance to the parking lot from the main road.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Visitor Center, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

The entire Sulphur Springs Loop is 4 miles and rated moderate/strenuous. This is an easy out-and-back that only utilizes part of the larger loop.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5.00/adults, $3/age 6-16, Free/5 and under

An annual pass is available for purchase for all the area state parks (from $50/year).

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.