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Historic Brattonsville Loop is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mc Connells, South Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 239 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Fee No dogs
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The Bratton Trail is a 4 mile loop which winds it way around the 775 acres that make up Historic Brattonsville. There are several interconnecting trails that total another 4 miles. There are 2 lakes that you'll pass and you may see beavers. About 1/3 of The Patriot was filmed here and the visitor center has some artifacts on display from it. There is a nice picnic shelter just off the nature trail. There is a fee of $2 to hike but admission is free the 3rd Sunday of each month.

1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC (803)684-2327

Take the Cherry Rd. exit (82-B) from I-77 in Rock Hill, leading into town, follow this road which is Hwy-322,travel west for approximately 15-20 miles, about 1 mile before you enter McConnells you will see a sign directing you to Historic Brattonsville.

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Gabrielle Bouknight
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Trails are very poorly maintained. Heavy leaf litter, so easy to lose the trail, and hides lots of holes, sharks and grabbers.

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Uncl3 Mik3 Mik3
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Hiking

The trail is well marked with “blue” blazes for the Bratton Trail. As of this review, the cost is $8 per person per day for access to the whole property including the trails. Search on YouTube for “Uncl3Mik3Mik3 Trail-Away” for video.

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B Poston
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Cost is now $8 per person, even if you only want to hike the trail, and not view the buildings, etc. Removed this one from my list...

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Joe Koon Jr
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Mountain biking

I have been there twice, and Brattonsville is a bit of a drive from anywhere. The first time I arrived at 9 am and it was not open yet: opens at 10. Next time I arrived at 10, but it was horse day on the trails, so no biking. And then I learned that it costs $5 to get on those trails. That's ok if you are touring the house and visiting the Christmas exhibits and all, but if all you wants a ride...So I never even rode them.

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Melissa Gordon
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Loved the history of this place. More of a leisurely walk though. Not tough at all.

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Cindy Russell
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Hiking

My 1 year old and I hiked this area in early January and pretty much had the place to ourselves! Greatly maintained! I'm mainly giving this a 4 start because I truly appreciate historic locations being preserved and maintained! The people I encountered working here were anything but hospitable. The description isn't correct and the fee is $6 to walk the grounds and never free the third Sunday of the month.

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Denise Larsen
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finally made it back and omg, the amount of spiderwebs is insane. even following a volunteer's vehicle, we were walking into them where we had to take mcclure trail back to start after going less than a mile in. was told it would be better in a few weeks but outside of the historic stuff in the beginning, there's not much to see.

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Denise Larsen
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tried to go today but found out it's closed on mondays, super bummed since i drove an hour to get there. i'll try another time, looked very interesting. 3 stars for what we were able to see before they kicked us out.

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scott kirchner
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Ben Strong
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Ben Strong
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Rusty Fleming
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Ryan Wall
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Douglas Runyan
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Joseph Thompson
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Brad Johnson
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