Looking to get in a convenient trail run/hike? Frugal Greenville staffer, Johnnie’s go-to trail might just be your new favorite. Established in 1935 as the main water supply for Greenville, Paris Mountain State Park is a trail staple for the morning warrior. It offers great scenery and miles of trails, but is close enough to have you back home before the game. This bucolic park features plenty of plant life, 3 reservoirs, and a picturesque dam.

Johnnie’s favorite route through the park makes a loop out of several trails for a total journey of around 6 miles:

  • Brissy Ridge: Start/Parking
    • Direction: Left or clockwise
    • Difficulty: Slight incline | Wide Trail
  • Kanuga:
    • Difficulty: Moderate – somewhat steep in short intervals
  • North Lake
    • Difficulty: Moderate – roots on roots on roots on the north east side
  • Pipsissewa
    • Difficulty: Moderate – 20 or 30 yard stretches of incline
  • Brissy Ridge: Back to start!


Looking to snag a perfect gift for your sweetie that won’t break the bank? We’ve curated a collection of our favorite gifts under $25.

1- Don’t Die Out There Playing Cards$7.95

These clever playing cards feature survival tips on each card. It’s a great gift for couples who love bonding over game night and the outdoors.

2- Kavu Boom Bag$24.00 (MSRP $48.00)

This slim bag is just right for holding essentials for a day on the town. It comes in a variety of fun prints, perfect for the gal who brightens up your day.

3- Suunto A-10 NH Compass$19.99 

Not only is a compass a useful gift, it gives you the opportunity to say “You know what you and this compass have in common? I’d be lost without both of you.”. If you never pass up a pun and love practicality, we’ve found your gift.

4- Lamo Britain Moc$24.00 (MSRP $47.99)

Wanna up your cuddling game? Toasty sherpa lined slippers are a great start.

5- Grand Trunk Slim Travel Wallet$20.99 (MSRP $29.99)

The couple who adventures together, stays together. This stylish travel wallet is RFID blocking and features a lanyard and mini pen for filling out customs forms. It’s sure to put a smile on your partner in adventure’s face.

6- Victorinox Classic SD$19.99

Got a partner who’s always prepared? They’ll love this compact tool.

7- Socksmith Grilled Cheese Socks$8.00

You can’t go wrong with a pair of goofy socks. This pair says “You’re the cheese to my bread.”.

8- Naked Bee Orange Blossom Lotion$10.00

This all natural lotion smells fantastic and goes on velvety smooth.

9- Buff UV Headband$15.00

If your main squeeze spends their days in nature, they need a couple of Buffs. This multifunctional headwear offers sun protection and keeps the ‘do in check on long hikes or days on the lake.