Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Kershaw, SC

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a nice hike, beaver pond, waterfall,a cave and a huge rock !!

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Leo Rose (229)

9 Completed6 Reviews

This is a beautiful heritage preserve with spectacular views for the area. Keep your eyes open and you will see some rare plants in the natural pools in the rocks.

John Whiteknight (422)

5 Completed5 Reviews

The trailhead was difficult to find...the GPS on trails.com is not quite correct.

the trailhead is off Nature Reserve Road.

It's a beautiful trail that follows the creek. It climbs up the side of the creek and you end up at a huge 40 acre rock. beautiful scenery. Beavercreek, waterfalls Not very difficult.

Samanthy White (108)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Since this trail is only about an hour drive for my family and I, we visit quite often. Yes there is graffiti, and trash, but the trail is beautiful. Especially during the spring months when the flowers are blooming and the wildlife is waking up. I don't understand the people who are complaining about trail markers...unless you are a city slicker who doesn't get out much the trails are easy to find and follow. Overall this place provides a great experience and a good workout.

Steve Shaw (109)

2 Completed2 Reviews

A decent but sometimes confusing hike that is marred with endless graffiti, broken glass and illegal camping sites. This reserve is abused by the locals and that is a shame. In fact, when I was leaving 8 rather mischievous locals were rolling in 2 coolers of beer.

Lisa Myrick (131)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Visiting 40 acre rock in early April is akin to visiting another planet. The pool sprites and other flowers blooming in the vernal pools naturally paint the granite rock face. The hike isn't spectacular in any way, but the rock is worth seeing.

Leslie DeRose (208)

6 Completed5 Reviews

We went the last weekend in march when the spring wildflowers were in bloom, I definitely recommend going at this time. The creek below the rock had ferns along it just coming in. Yes this place is trashed, graffiti and garbage all over the place, but it is an interesting and unexpected find.

Christopher Ross (162)

7 Completed2 Reviews

As noted trail was poorly marked but it was a decent walk with family.

DnA 1011 (70)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Don't waste your time driving to SC for subpar experience at 40 Acre. The location is poorly marked. The trails are poorly marked and it is clear SC spends no money on creating a positive experience for hikers.

Emerson Cunningham (154)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Hiked out to rock, walked around it and back to the car. 90+ degrees, but was worth the effort! Yes there was painting on the rock, not as much as I thought there would be after reading some reviews. Was able to look beyond it and marvel at the size and location of this amazing natural wonder!!!

Diane Covington (106)

7 Completed2 Reviews

We had a great time exploring the area. Took some beautiful pictures. Only reason I dropped a star is because the trail needs to be marked clearer. Not crowded at all, and we walked the entire rock, the trails, saw a couple of waterfalls, fish, skinks, lizards, and a toad.

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