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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.

Furman College Way, Greenville, SC
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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