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Greenville, South Carolina: Medusa Tree

An 80-year-old beech tree clings to a park hillside with an impressive snake-like maze of exposed roots. As long as you don't gaze directly at it you should be fine.

Address:
Furman College Way, Greenville, SC
Directions:
Downtown, on the south edge of Falls Park. From Augusta St. turn east onto University St., then a quick left into the parking lot. Take the pedestrian bridge east across Reedy River into the Park, turn left onto Furman College Way, and follow a quarter-mile to the tree, on the right.
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Medusa Tree.

Medusa Tree

Sooooo much more to see around the Medusa Tree, especially with icy weather. The surrounding park, waterfalls, bridges, and sculptures (including a Chihuly!) were fantastic surprises! Plan to spend 1+ hours at minimum.

[Terri Fullerton, 01/07/2023]

Medusa Tree.

Medusa Tree

During our bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail we stumbled onto this amazing RA site.

[Rose Howe, 10/29/2020]

Medusa Tree.

Medusa Tree

A beech tree clings to a hillside with a vast network of roots and has been named "The Medusa Tree." On the Swamp Rabbit Trail downtown in Falls Park.

[David Sumner, 07/03/2019]

The tree, probably around 80 years old now, is famous for its snake-like maze of exposed roots.


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