This 1.7-Mile Hike In South Carolina Is Full Of Colorful Natural Pools

Hiking in South Carolina can lead to a world of jaw-dropping views and those found in a small nature preserve near Lancaster are among the most unique in the state. It’s here, at the Forty Acre Rock Nature Preserve, that hiking around this massive granite flat rock will lead you past pool after colorful pool of brightly colored plants that are born each fall and grow through the winter only to bloom in the springtime.

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Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve is best explored between dawn and dusk. It’s open 365 days a year. Admission and parking are free. To arrive at the 1.7-mile trailhead outlined here, you’ll want to park in the upper parking lot on Conservancy Road.

Address: 2207 Conservancy Road, Kershaw, SC, 29067