Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian


4.0 miles




Dirt, Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Visitor Center
  • Parking
  • Point of Interest
  • Scenic Observation
  • Trail Head
  • Picnic Area
  • No Pets
  • Fee
  • No Camping


This Walt Schrader multi-use trail is the longest of the trail system and takes you around the perimeter of the Historic Brattonsville natural area—through mixed woods of pine, oak, sweet gum and hickory—to a scenic pond near the end of the loop.

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Begin this rolling, hiking/mountain biking perimeter loop as a dirt path from the picnic area to the trail kiosk. Signs and blue markers will guide you along this narrow path through quiet mixed woods of pine, oak, sweet gum, and hickory, where you may see snakes, deer, turkey, hawks, rabbits, plus a variety of other wildlife. You may also see a variety of wild flowers and encounter vines including honey suckle and poison ivy. Near the end of the loop, you will pass a scenic pond where you can stop for a minute and take in the view before you finish. A number of interconnecting trails provide opportunities to vary the length of your trek, but allow time to complete your hike/ride before closing hours.

Horseback riding is offered on designated days each month for a fee, contact Historic Brattonsville for dates and more information.

Restrooms are available at the Visitors Center. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months. Pets and smoking are prohibited.

Hours: Monday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m.

Note: Guided site tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


From Exit 82 on I­77 at Rock Hill: Drive southwest on US 21 Bus. When US 21 Bus becomes SC 322 continue southwest on SC 322. From the junction with SC 324, drive 4 miles and turn left onto Brattonsville Road (S­46-165). Drive approximately 2 miles to the Visitors Center on the left. Pick up a trail map at the Visitors Center when you pay the fee.

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Historic Brattonsville | 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726 | (803) 684-2327 | Email

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