Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina

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  • The Entrance to Bald Rock Heritage Preserve.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • The Bridge Leading to Bald Rock.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • Signage warns against vandalism.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • People gather to see the panoramic views.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • The view from the top of Bald Rock.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • Graffiti covers the rock face.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • Years upon years of spray painted graffiti.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
  • A man stands on top of Bald Rock taking in the view.- Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
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Pros: 
Sweeping scenic views. Unique geology. Short walk.
Cons: 
Graffiti. Big crowds.
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Region:
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, SC
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Bald Rock Heritage Preserve is a complex of granite outcroppings adjacent to Caesar's Head State Park comprising 165 acres. 

This roadside attraction's main draw is the beautiful panoramic views, and it is usually very crowded because of this. During the fall, it is a prime location to see the foliage change colors. The preserve also includes two headwaters that are instrumental in maintaining the rare species of plants that grow here, including grass of parnassus and piedmont ragwort. 

The rockface is covered with brightly-colored graffiti all the way from the parking lot to the bottom, even though it's on public property. The park is only open during daylight hours, but many stargazers see it as a perfect viewpoint to avoid the light pollution of Greenville and other nearby cities. 

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