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Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

The Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail is a small segment leading to the site of a historic outpost for the American Revolutionary War. There is a plaque that acknowledges the Battle of Hanging Rock and those who gave their lives.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Heath Springs (SC)
0.3 miles, One Way
Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn to Dusk


National Register of South Carolina Website reports "As part of a series of strongholds planned to maintain the British position in South Carolina, an outpost was established at Hanging Rock in 1780. The importance of this post was in its strategic location on the road from Camden to Charlotte. The first American attack on the post occurred on July 30, 1780, led by Major William Richardson Davie, with forty dragoons and forty mounted riflemen." The Carolina Thread Trail segment that leads to a large rock formation and a plaque honoring the soldiers lost and wounded during the Battle of Hanging Rock in  1780. The property is heavily shaded and remote but full of historic significance.

Other Information

The parking is limited to a couple of spaces in front of the trail.

Trail Manager

Contact for more information:

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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South Carolina State Park
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
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