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.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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