Historic Site Musgrove Mill State
Geographic Location: north of
Clinton, SC (34.59700, -81.85589)
Length: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: 2/10 (Easy)
Last Hiked: June 2012
Overview: An easy hike past a waterfall to a Revolutionary War battlefield.
Park Information: https://southcarolinaparks.com/musgrove-mill
Hike Route Map: http://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=116024
Directions to the trailhead: Near
Clinton, take I-26 to SR 56 (exit 52). Exit and go north on SR 56. Take SR 56 an additional 2 miles past the signed park entrance to reach an intersection with Horseshoe Falls Road. Take a sharp left onto Horseshoe Falls Rd. Drive Horseshoe Falls Rd. 1.4 miles to the signed gravel parking area on the right. Park here.
The hike: For my general comments on Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, see the previous hike. Of the two trails at Musgrove Mill, this one is my favorite. Not only does this hike feature the battlefield and a waterfall, but its location on a rural road away from the
means that you are likely to have this trail to yourself once you get past the waterfall. Enjoy this trip in a time machine back to the Revolutionary War era. Visitor Center
|Start of Battlefield Trail|
At 0.5 miles, the Battlefield Trail splits to form its loop. As directed by a metal arrow on a wooden post, I turned right here to descend some wooden waterbars and hike the loop counterclockwise. The trail descends gradually and crosses a stream and wet area on a long boardwalk. Some ferns appear in the understory here.
|Long boardwalk across stream|