Peachtree Rock Trail
Trailhead: Peachtree Rock
Length: 3.0 miles roundtrip
Managing Agency: Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve
Journal: "Just Peachy"
**Kid Friendly Hike**
Directions to Trailhead:
Directions to trailhead: From the Junction of I-20 and I-26 in Columbia, go west on I-20 9 miles to SC6. Exit here and go south (left) approximately 7.5 miles to the town of Edmunds where SC 6 and SC 215 join. Continue South for 1.5 miles and it will take a left turn as SC 6 separates from SC215 again; you will be staying on SC 6. 1 mile south on SC 6 you will reach the trailhead – a small dirt lot with a kiosk on the left side of the road.
From the trailhead, the trail descends gently about a third of a mile to a junction. For the loop we took, turn left. The trail is single track through a hardwood forest. The trail continues to descend and after 2/3rds of a mile it reached Peachtree rock – a giant flattop rock that is balanced on a very narrow base. Nearby, a 20-foot waterfall cascades down. 100 yards up the trail is an second junction. For a very short loop, turn right – we go left. After viewing these items, continue on the well-defined trail as it begins to climb gently away. After a mile the trail crosses a fire line, reaches a ridgeline, and joins a double track. Follow the double track about a quarter mile until the sign indicates to turn right onto a single track. The trail descends from the ridge line and there are some stunning vies in this area. About a mile and a quarter from the trailhead, you reach little peachtree rock. This was a fun area and we climbed on the rocks in the area. From little peachtree rock, the trail heads back toward the trailhead and crossed a white sand area with some nice views. The foliage in this area is mostly pine trees. The trail remains flat as it s-turns through the forest going past more pretty rock formations. We made a few side trips to see some of them. About a half mile for the trail head, the trail reaches another junction. The right fork is the short cut for the other loop mentioned before. We go left and follow the trail as it goes past more rock formations. The trail begins to climb to reach the first junction near the trailhead. Turn left for the exit.
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