Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

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  • Walk
  • Hike


1.50 miles





Difficulty: Moderate

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  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


This trail passes rock formations, the Savannah River, and interesting forest and plant communities.

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This moderately difficult hiking only loop trail begins just beyond the parking area at the gate. Walk on the old roadbed to the power line easement, where you will turn left, pass the first right turn, and proceed to the next ridge. The trail will turn right and you will continue down into a rocky wooded area. Continue to a bluff overlooking the Savannah River where in season you can view rare rocky shoals spider lilies. Also along the river you may see animals such as deer, fox, and raccoons. You will pass over the creek twice before you make the climb back to the power line easement and your car.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is preserving a piece of South Carolina's natural heritage by protecting this unique habitat that includes some very rare plants, such as Relict Trillium, which is on the federal endangered species list, Bottle-brush Buckeye, Upland Swamp Privet, Yellow-wood, False Rue Anemone, and other rare or special-status plants also grow here.

Insect repellent is recommended during the warmer months. No bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed. No plants or animals can be removed from this site and please take all trash with you.

Hours: Dawn to dusk


From Exit 1 on I­20 near the border of South Carolina and Georgia, drive south on SC­230 for 0.4 mile. Turn right onto Old Plantation Road, just past the service station, at the "Wildlife Viewing Area" sign. At the fork, turn right and the parking area is approximately 0.3 mile.

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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources | 1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 | (803) 734-4080

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KML file Trail Segments (Paths) Lat: 33.52742433414144
Long: -81.99887220850722