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Caesar's Head State Park and Bald Rock Heritage Preserve - Sunset Overlooks in South Carolina

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Ahhhh, the beauty of a sunset is certainly a sight to behold. The brightly hued strokes of color that paint the sky are mesmerizing and enchanting. Watching sunsets are the perfect way to end a day filled with mountains, enjoy bonding time with your friends, or manipulate your love interest into falling madly in love with you in a romantic setting. .... Did I say that out loud? Anyway, two excellent overlooks that you should consider exploring to watch the sunset are at Caesar's Head State Park and the Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, both located in Cleveland, South Carolina near the North Carolina border. 


Pictured above is the famous overlook from Caesar's Head, and it's easy to see why this spot is photographed so often. No, not because it's a diva camera-hog, but because it's so gosh-darn pretty.  In the distance from the overlook, you can see the back of Table Rock mountain, which looks great from all angles. 



Caesar's Head is a great place to see the dramatic landscape change from the mountains of South Carolina to the piedmont. Here, you're standing on top of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, a unique geological feature in South Carolina where the mountains fall a drastic 2,000 ft. in approximately half a mile. It's science, y'all.



While visiting, take a moment to look at this handy sign on the way to the overlook that points out which peaks you can see while there. It will fill you with knowledge and joy!



Pictured above is the sunset from the Bald Rock Heritage preserve. This area is a short drive from Caesar's Head on Geer Highway. My hippy self feels the need to note that this area is covered in graffiti. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, do not participate in the defacing of this rock. It's not worth it! Thanks for wandering with me, y'all! As always, when wandering, be sure to practice Leave No Trace. Take only pictures, and leave only footprints.  ​To follow my wandering journey, follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks, y'all!


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