Summer is here, and while Greenville may be known for its fantastic roster of summer activities, sometimes the balmy heat means you just want to get out of town and enjoy some lush, green spaces. Luckily, Greenville is close to an amazing collection of natural spots, from tailored parks to the rugged expanses of Paris Mountain State Park. Among this vast selection, you're bound to find your perfect oasis. Start with the 5 amazing spots below and enjoy the incredible green landscapes right at your fingertips!

Table Rock Trail

Table Rock State Park is less than 45 minutes to the north west of Greenville and offers a spectacular mosaic of luxuriant mountains, rugged bluffs, sparkling lakes, and broadleaf woods. Within its perimeters you'll find rustic lodges and cascading waterfalls, winding creeks and thickets of oaks. Here you can hike the Table Rock Trail, a 6.5 mile trek through this unbelievable scenery that leads you to a summit which offers panoramic views of the park. Scramble over varying terrain and witness lovely water features on your way to the top.

Yellow Branch Falls

Yellow Branch Falls is surrounded by leafy trees offering plenty of shade, in addition to babbling brooks, and quiet groves. Your hike terminates at a beautiful layered waterfall that tumbles over rock and makes a picture-perfect photo opportunity — or a moment of serenity. Best of all? This hike is rated as 'easy', making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels.

Mountain Creek Trail

Mountain Creek Trail is enveloped within Paris Mountain State Park. It is short, simple, and not too isolated, making it ideal for a very quick excursion into this pristine location. Not only is this trail a classic for walkers and runners alike, you'll probably spot birders and wildlife enthusiasts as well. At only 2.7 miles, this lovely trail offers a brisk and beautiful jaunt for the busy Greenville resident.

Sulphur Springs Trail

Sulphur Springs is one of the more difficult hikes on this list; the trail leads you through some challenging — and steep — terrain, but the reward is definitely worth it. The path can be narrow at times and it meanders through richly forested inclines and mountainous topography. You'll likely come across a few wild creatures and some truly impressive local flora. Witness steep ravines and some rocky sections during your outing.

Fire Tower Trail

Fire Tower Trail is something of a 'hidden gem'. While this fascinating trail is not known for its open scenery — the trail and summit are blanketed by a canopy of stately trees — the route does feature some historic attractions and you have the added advantage of cool shade on a scorching day. The one thing to note before taking on this relatively easy trail is that it is somewhat tucked away, making it necessary to hike temporarily on other trails in order to access it. As a result, be prepared for some slightly more strenuous hiking on the way to the trailhead.

What are your favorite places to hike, bike, walk, or simply find tranquility during a Greenville summer? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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