Musgrove Mill Battlefield

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Paved

Length:

1.3 miles

Type:

Round Trip

Surface:

Paved, Natural, Footbridge

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Waterfall
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Launch
  • Picnic Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Place of Interest
  • Trail Head
  • Information Sign
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

The Battlefield Trail begins from a parking area on Horseshoe Falls Road and winds through the rolling hills of the northern wooded area of the park and site of the 1780 battlefield. This trail is handicap accessible for 0.1 mile where you will see Horseshoe Falls.

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Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Musgrove Mill interpret and protect the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The battle, in which the vastly outnumbered Patriot militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory, is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails.

The Battlefield Trail begins from a parking area on Horseshoe Falls Road and winds through the rolling hills of the northern wooded area of the park and site of the 1780 battlefield. This trail is handicap accessible for 0.1 mile where you will see Horseshoe Falls. On the other side of the river is the British Camp—the ruins of the Musgrove House and the Mary Musgrove Monument are located on this trail.

Days and Hours of Operation: Main Gate: 9am-6pm, daily

Horseshoe Falls Road Area: sunrise to sundown, daily

Directions:

To the Battlefield Trail: From Exit 52 on I-26 at Clinton, drive north on SC 56 for eight miles and turn left onto Avinger Road and then left again onto Horseshoe Falls Road. Drive for approximately 1.3 miles and the parking area is on the left.

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Musgrove Mill State Historic Site | 398 State Park Road, Clinton, SC 29325 | (864) 938-0100 | Email

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