This 434-acre bluff located in Edgefield/McCormick counties, is owned by SCDNR and managed by the Nature Conservancy, containes over 15-rare plant species. As one enters the preserve, ridgetop forest dominated by loblolly and shortleaf pine are first encountered. One then desends the trail into ravines and to the bluff on Stevens Creek. In the spring, these ravines are covered with an abundance of spring wildflowers, walk with care. Rock crossings above a gentle waterfall and parts of the lower trail may be slippery in wet weather. The 1.3 loop trail winds through trees on the hilltop, and desends to a lush river trail lined with blooming rare wildflowers and dogwoods. Al Graves, professor of Environmental Sicence at Limestone College will be our guide for this outing. Participants should bring water, trail snacks, insect repellant, and wear good hiking shoes. THIS OUTING IS FREE BUT PRE-REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED - Space is limited!
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