This 1.7-Mile Hike In South Carolina Is Full Of Colorful Natural Pools
By Robin Jarvis|Published September 15, 2019
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
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.
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.