23 May Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve
One of the most unique floristic sites in the Carolinas and second most outstanding site in the eastern Piedmont. The most significant habitat occurs between the ridge-tops and the flood plain on steep, north-facing bluffs. The loop trail takes a hiker through habitat which is thought to be a relict of a once widespread hardwood forest from an ancient glacial period. Except for an uphill trek at the end, it is an easy hike and takes approximately one hour. Wild flowers bloom in the early Spring. Directions from Clarks Hill: Before US221 intersection, turn right onto S33-88 from SC28, cross the RR tracks, turn left at the dead end. Sign on left before Stevens Creek Bridge.