Hanging Rock Battleground

MODERATE 6 reviews

Hanging Rock Battleground is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, South Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

0.7 miles 88 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

rocky

historic site

On August 6, 1780, Colonel Thomas Sumter defeated British Major John Carden of the Prince of Wales American Regiment in a Revolutionary War battle.

hiking
1 day ago

This trail is in forest and leads uphill to an interesting group of huge boulders, one of which is perched atop the others. A revolutionary war battle was fought nearby on August 6, 1780, and a single plaque on one boulder commemorates the action. It can be very tricky moving on steep paths through that nest of boulders, and probably best to have both hands free to walk at that location. The remainder of the trail follows the high bluff over the rushing stream, Hanging Rock Creek, generally downhill to the road. The return trip can be made on the other side of the boulders. A very interesting walk.

3 years ago

This is not plotted correctly. It is close to this address: 2000 Hanging Rock Rd Kershaw, SC 29067

hiking
3 years ago

Cool place to hang out and picnic and fun for the kids to scramble on the rocks Definitely near heath springs not bethune do not trust the map driving directions use the written directions on this website Although you will never see a sign that says flat rock Road Take time to print out the history of the battle from myRevolutionarywar.com before you go

nature trips
5 years ago

Don't waste your time finding this place it looks like a place someone would get raped. Just yet another example of why SC sucks!

hiking
5 years ago

not Bethune, SC...its near Heath Springs, SC!!!

walking
5 years ago

Not really a hike, but a short stroll. The area has large rocks and a small stream. Good area for a picnic if you have the inclination.