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Peachtree Rock Main Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

About six miles of trails with several loop options. Many interesting rock formations and a waterfall.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

98%

Runnable

540' 165 m

High

410' 125 m

Low

137' 42 m

Up

190' 58 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Free parking at trailhead right on Highway 6.

Need to Know

Hours: Dawn to dusk. This area is running only, and leave only your footprints. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.

Description

Starting from either parking area, you'll enter a 306-acre refuge dedicated to the protection of some unique sandstone formations. The most famous, Peachtree Rock, looks like a precariously balanced overturned pyramid. Some 20 feet high, it is a remnant from millions of years ago when the Sandhills were the continent's eastern coastline, and it accounts for the largest collection of marine fossils found in the state.

Just north of Peachtree Rock, you'll see the only naturally occurring waterfall in the Midlands, a 20-foot drop into Hunt Creek that's cool and refreshing during hotter weather.

From the waterfall, continue in an easterly direction to the highest point in the preserve where you can take the Little Peachtree Rock Loop to see another feature, the Tall Rock (or Little Peachtree Rock).

Flora & Fauna

Pine and hardwood forest with mountain laurel, wild blueberry, yucca.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jim Hedgepath

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Waterfall on the trail about 50 yars from Peachtree Rock
Mar 22, 2019 near Gaston, SC

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