Bald Rock Heritage Preserve is someplace we have always wanted to stop to see but had just never done until a week or so ago. Located off US 276 about five miles from the entrance to Casears Head State Park in South Carolina there is a pull off that is usually packed with cars when we travel past. That is a big reason why we have never stopped — it is not an easy to access if the parking is all filled. But this day I said was the day when we went past it that we would stop on our way back home and luckily there were only a couple of cars so parking was easy.
We followed the little wooden footbridge to the massive rock outcropping which is roughly the size of a football field. Looking out over the rock visitors can see the foothills Pickens and Greenville counties as well as the famous Table Rock granite dome.
Obviously the views are spectacular and despite the graffiti that is everywhere it is all rather amazing. While I did not venture too close to the edge the views are truly amazing and I can only imagine what sunsets or sunrises must look like from this vantage point.
I was so glad we finally stopped here. What a great place to enjoy nature (and a little man made art) at the same time.
Have you ever visited this place? I would love to hear about it in the comments and remember that each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – Diaper Bank of North Carolina.