Hanging Rock Battleground

EASY 7 reviews

Hanging Rock Battleground is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakhurst, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

rocky

scramble

off trail

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.

walking
4 months ago

Cool little tail with some awesome rock formations to have fun on. Great for a quick walk, unsure why this is moderate --it certainly should be marked as easy. The trailhead is very unclear and has two main entry points that are simply marked by wooden road pillars. Use the GPS for directions, it could be easy to miss.

hiking
8 months 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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

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

hiking
Thursday, April 18, 2013

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
Friday, February 10, 2012

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
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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

walking
Thursday, December 08, 2011

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.