Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve Trail is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Kershaw, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

waterfall

wild flowers

a nice hike, beaver pond, waterfall,a cave and a huge rock !! This moderately strenuous, out and back trail provides a unique break from the normal terrain of South Carolina. Starting from the lower trailhead, you will wind through a sandy, high grass, but well marked section that is very easy to follow. You will pass through a thick forest, where you may see many different types of animals, such as Prairie warblers, indigo buntings, red-tailed hawks, vireos, cottontail rabbits, and deer. Continuing along flat creek, you will come to a beaver pond, which is small, but full of water lilies and very colorful during the summer months. You will pass a small waterfall as you make the moderate climb to your destination, the vast opening on top of a huge standing rock called Forty Acre Rock. Though actually 14 acres, it is still a breathtaking site. During the spring, water collects in depressions and you will be treated to the sight of a variety of specialized plants such as lichens, mosses, sedum, and the endangered pool sprite.

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28 days ago

poorly marked trail....couldn't see any sort of waterfall as many claimed

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1 month ago

Swastika graffiti is a buzzkill. Overgrowth so bad at one part that it's not fun to walk through. Not much wildlife to see on the rock in summer. Short, easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Drove all the way out here and gates closed and no idea where the trail starts and didn't want to leave my car in the middle of no where. The website says its permanently closed.

2 months ago

Tough (needs better markings though. Thanks to this app we were able to make our way back where we started.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful rock formation, just wish we found the rock slide that we read about.

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hiking
6 months ago

beautiful view

hiking
7 months ago

A truly special place in South Carolina. The views are amazing, and the area is full of surprises. The trail is not well marked in some areas, but if you watch geographic features, you can find your way easy enough. Recommend parking at the higher of the two lots, as the approach to the rock from that side is very dramatic.

7 months ago

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9 months ago