First Day Hike - Where War Meets Nature

At Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Happy New Year! Let's start your New Year's resolution out on the right foot and hit a State Park trail. Join a ranger at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site and walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Take an easy 2-mile hike from the Memorial Grounds to the Battlefield. See the natural beauty of the Salkahatchie Swamp and hear how the soldiers endured bad weather during battle that took place in February 1865. We'll hope for beautiful weather, but if it's a little nasty, come out anyway. At least nobody's shooting cannons at you!


  • January 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Event Hours


    Meeting Place

    Park Office

    What to Bring

    Water, a snack, comfortable walking shoes, and dress for the weather.