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First Day Hike

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:00am until 12:00pm

The first hike of the day will be from 10:00am-12:00pm along our 1.5 mile Battlefield Trail. This will be an approximately two hour ranger led hike where the participants will learn about the Revolutionary War in the South Carolina Backcountry and the Battle of Musgrove Mill. Please meet at the Visitor Center between 9:45am-10:00am and we will then drive over to the trail head. **The second hike will be from 1:00pm-1:30pm along our Horseshoe Falls ADA Accessible Trail. Wheelchairs and strollers are encouraged on this ¼ mile ranger guided hike exclusively along our paved ADA accessible trail to the overlook of Horseshoe Falls where participants will learn about the legend of Horseshoe Falls. Please meet at the Horseshoe Falls parking lot by 1:00pm. **The final hike of the day will be a kid focused hike along our 1.1 mile British Encampment Trail from 2:00pm-3:00pm. This will also be a ranger led hike where the kids will learn about the history of Musgrove Mill, nature, and trail safety. Following the hike the will be an opportunity for kids to learn how to cook doughboys over an open fire. This hike is designed for ages 7 and older. Please meet at the Visitor Center by 2:00pm. There is no charge for any of the hikes, registration is required, Call (864) 938-0100, or send an e-mail here. Please bring bottled water, and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for hiking and the weather. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

398 State Park Rd.
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 938-0100

The Battle of Musgrove Mill was fought on this site near the Enoree River on August 19, 1780. A detachment of American militia engaged and defeated a superior British force composed almost entirely of loyalist troops. Occurring at a time when American prospects for winning the Revolution seemed to grow dimmer by the day, the success at Musgrove Mill bolstered patriot morale in the Carolina backcountry. The park consists of nearly 360 acres. Hours (Main Gate): Open year round, 9 am–6 pm daily; (Horseshoe Falls Road Area): sunrise to sundown, daily. (Visitor Center): Fri-Sun, 10 am--5 pm. Other days vary depending on season and available staff. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more information, call or send the park an e-mail. Free park admission.