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Outdoor adventures in the Upcountry

Towering above the Blue Ridge Escarpment, Caesars Head Mountain is a picturesque slice of the South Carolina Upcountry. The mountain dominates Caesars Head State Park and is a hub for climbing, hiking and mountaineering. There are forested trails to explore, tumbling waterfalls to discover and soaring birds of prey to spot, so don't forget to bring a sense of adventure. From family getaways to group rock climbing weekends, Caesars Head Mountain vacation rentals are an ideal base for exploring the Upcountry.

Things to do

Discover the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Every trip should start with the Caesars Head State Park Visitor Center. Located at the park HQ, it features a small museum and a 3D map of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. You'll also find a great gift store. For the best views of the park, head to the Caesars Head Overlook. It's perched over 300 feet above the sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. While most visitors stay in nearby towns such as Asheville and Spartanburg, secluded Caesars Head Mountain vacation rentals put you in the heart of the park.

Activities

Hike to cascading Raven Cliff Falls

Caesars Head is crisscrossed with well-marked hiking trails so why not stretch your legs? At 4 miles, Raven Cliff Falls is one of the most popular routes, leading to a suspension bridge that offers dizzying views of the water as it plunges into a mountain ravine. Jones Gap Trail is another favorite, dotted with scenic swimming holes. There are plenty of fishing spots along the Middle Saluda River, as well as Matthews and Julian creeks. You could reel in brook, rainbow and brown trout. Don't forget to pick up a valid South Carolina fishing license before you drop a line.

Weather

Catch the Caesars Head hawk migration

Caesars Head Mountain is at its busiest in the summer, when South Carolina enjoys warm weather and plenty of sunshine. It's a favorite with families so, if you want to beat the crowds, visit either side of Labor Day or Memorial Day. Every fall, Caesars Head State Park is a seasonal home for thousands of migrating hawks riding the thermal winds of the Appalachian Flyway. Hawk watching season extends from September to November. If you want to know more, don't miss the daily Hawk Watch program run by park rangers.

Natural features

Connect with nature in Caesars Head

Part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, Caesars Head Mountain is one of South Carolina's top outdoor attractions. Together with the adjoining Jones Gap State Park, it's part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. With a sprawling 11,000-acre footprint, the zone is a haven for local wildlife. Keep an eye out for black bears, peregrine falcons and the endangered green salamander. The mountain scenery is stunning, so why not immerse yourself in nature, with Caesars Head Mountain vacation rentals that are surrounded by Fraser magnolias and towering eastern hemlocks?

Where to stay around Caesars Head Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 486 vacation rentals near Caesars Head Mountain. From 279 Houses to 33 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Caesars Head Mountain area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Caesars Head Mountain?

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  • North Carolina: 24,246 vacation rentals
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  • Hendersonville: 1,834 vacation rentals
  • Brevard: 729 vacation rentals

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  • Hendersonville: 1,834 rentals
  • Brevard: 729 rentals
  • Greenville: 172 rentals
  • Seneca: 484 rentals
  • Pisgah Forest: 1,110 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Caesars Head Mountain?

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  • Devils Fork State Park: 1,131 rentals
  • Sliding Rock: 1,270 rentals
  • Table Rock State Park: 456 rentals
  • Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club: 1,385 rentals
  • Looking Glass Falls: 1,149 rentals

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