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Ashmore Heritage Preserve Trail (Chandler Rock)

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Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Ashmore Heritage Preserve Trail (Chandler Rock) is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,023 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

Blowdown

Bugs

Over grown

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Diane P.
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Andrea Schechter
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I followed one of the previous tracks which was useful because I almost went on the wrong trail. The trail to the top is initially steep but then levels off. The view at the top is amazing but as has been said previously it is on private property. The mountain laurel were blooming on the trail up. The pitcher plants were blooming around Lake Wattaco. You have to walk into the marshy areas to see them. As a senior hiker I took hiking poles which are useful on the rocky road.

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B London
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loved it! most of it is incline but I feel it was totally worth it, the view at the end is amazing. next time we go, we’ll be trying to make it to the waterfall.

Wayne Piggford
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Hiking

Great view at the end of the trail.

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Braeton B.
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Nice view at the end but not much along the way. No facilities.

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Leila Jones
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Beautiful!!! So many different options!! First hiked up to Chandler Rock- would rate it as moderate-hard because if the incline. Crossed one very nice bridge and one creek. On the way down, we took a detour to walk around the lake which was an easy walk. From the lake, you can see a waterfall but we did not get to it today. On the walk back, there is another nice bridge. Really great, quiet, well-kept hike. Just pay attention to AllTrails map depending on where you want to go. Lots of water around for the pups!

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Leah B
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Great hike uphill so strenuous. Only made it to the creek and wasn’t able to cross so took an old side trail down to the top of the waterfall. You have to hike around the lake to see the waterfall. The gravel is very large on the trail so be careful.

Marcy Housel
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Great hike. If you hike with a dog keep on leash. I had a unleashed dog get in my dogs face. Awesome trail.

RJ Pierce
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11/10/19 w Julie

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Lesli Montgomery
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LOVED this hike! It was a crisp fall day with sunny skies and about 50degrees. Uphill for 2miles to Chandler Rock but WHAT A VIEW! Very few other people on the trail, so we had lots of peace and quiet. On the way down, we visited the lake and let the dogs swim for a bit. Didn't encounter any bugs (as others have noted) but then again, it's early Nov. Also didn't have a problem with down trees or overgrowth. It's definitely not the best maintained area, but absolutely do-able for experienced hikers. I would not rate it as hard but more moderately strenuous (only because of the uphill section). Also, watching Sean Hogan's YouTube video (posted below) helped us ALOT to determine which paths we wanted to follow.

Rob Harrison
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Guys, this is NOT a trail, but a service road that gets maintained about twice a year. You're more than welcome to hike it, but don't expect it to be a walk in the park. Also the overlook that has been mentioned is on private property.

Logan Lyles
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Matthew Garvin
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First half of the trail was nice. Ferns, cool, lush. The remainder is a confusing mass of road trails. I got off trail twice. Buggy. Overlook is nice, but probably wouldn’t go again.

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Ellen Kennedy
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Overgrown and very buggy. Downed trees made difficult to navigate and trail not clearly marked. Beautiful lookout at end. Would not do again

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Helen Caummisar
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Wonderful variety of wildflowers to enjoy in the spring.

Frank Erk
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good overall conditions. pink lady slippers abundant. pop

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Crystal Myers
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This trail was a great trail for a beautiful day outside. My friends and I took our dogs and they had a blast! I put that their were bugs because I pulled 2 ticks off me and 3 off of my dog luckily before they latched on

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Sean Hogan
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We hiked almost every trail at Ashmore Heritage Preserve that day, and saw many great sites. We started on the lower trail (Gold) that leads to the highway, saw a cool small waterfall and then looped around the lake while also taking the small deer path to the Ashmore Falls base. Then hiked to the top of Chandlers Rock to cap off the day. Chandlers Rock had an amazing view and we were alone taking it all in for about an hour. Awesome! Quick Video of Our Hike: https://youtu.be/HtO4kc1BuuA

Elyse V.
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Marie LePage
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While this hike is just straight up an old rod bed for two miles, it’s worth it for the view. And the solitude.

Rob Harrison
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The upper road isn't technically a trail, it's an old road bed used for management that's only maintained once a year. If you're going out onto cedar rock, that's private property, not public

Mike Landau
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The view at the slab was very beautiful (lots of green and downtown Greenville was barely visible)! It required some persistence to get there. Lots of yellow star grass and after the big slab, we continued until we encountered a white fringetree. Also good views of the cliffs on Little Pinnacle mountain (the Oil Camp Creek valley). Got.lost coming back and eventually came back on Lawton Road.

Sonja Hawkins
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If you stay on the trail the hike was pretty strenuous in that it just went up. Not much to see and easy to wander off the trail, which I did twice accidentally (and those were the only times I saw something worth stopping to look at). Passed only one hiker and passed through many many spiderwebs. View at the top was kind of neat, but I probably wouldn’t hike this trail again.

Daniel Waugh
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good hike, wandered around a lot. Took the orange trail down to the old camp, kind of felt haunted. Then took the purple trail around the lake. Made it over 6 miles, saw 2 people.

Bill Chick
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Great views after a 2.1 mile moderate to difficult climb.

Wayne Piggford
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