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We hope you can join us on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am for our Forty Acre Rock hike!  


To kick off 3SE Adventures and exciting plans for 2023, we are offering this free guided hike to experience one of the most unique Heritage Preserves in the state, featuring the majesty of the granite outcrop, pine and bottomland hardwood forests, waterfalls, caves, an awesome beaver pond and so much more. While the granite outcrop itself is approximately 14 acres, the Preserve is about 2,965 acres and serves as the perfect example of where the Sandhills and Piedmont regions of the state meet. The diversity of plants and wildlife is second to none!


The plan for the day is to meet at Three Sisters Essentials at 9:00 am, then caravan about 32 miles north to Kershaw. We will make one stop at the gas station closest to the Preserve for a restroom break, and then head to the lower parking lot of the Preserve to start our hike. There will be a lunch break, and we ask participants to bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and snacks, plus sunscreen and other necessities for a day in nature. With plenty of time to explore this beautiful place, we anticipate closing the day between 2:00 – 3:00 pm. *For those who would like to join us, we have a tradition of stopping by Creighton’s Creamery in Kershaw on the way home for the best ice cream on the planet!


PLEASE NOTE: This is a Moderate-rated hike, and we anticipate walking several miles over the course of the day. There are no restrooms at the Preserve, but plenty of pink and blue bushes (haha)! Each participant will be required to sign a Hiking Liability Waiver.


Check out SCDNR’s Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve / Wildlife Management Area page for additional information at:

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (