Hiking and Biking

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.88346, -82.35841 Length: 10 miles of connecting loops / 5.2 miles ridden Difficulty: Moderate Fees: State Park entrance fee Pets Permitted: Yes Restrooms: Yes, at the park visitor center From the kiosk near the park office, begin this medium to......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.88746, -82.36691 Length: 0.7 miles Difficulty: Easy Pets Permitted: Yes, on leashes Restrooms: Yes, at boat ramp parking area Starting from the boat ramp parking area, this moderately difficult loop trail descends toward the lake into a predominately hardwood......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.88034, -82.36470 0.7 mile loop Studded with the brilliant white blossoms of dogwood each spring, the hillsides of Baker Creek State Park stand out in their new cloak of spring green as the leaves emerge on the forests blanketing......

  • This 1.5 mile trail begins on the ADA boardwalk in Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, which leads to the overlook at Horseshoe Falls. The trail leaves the overlook and goes out to the battlefield area. Along the way are interpretive......

  • Blue Hole Recreation Area is within the town limits of Calhoun Falls and the town operates and maintains the recreation area. Providing access to Richard B Russell Lake, Blue Hole Ramp offers a one lane launch, courtesy, fishing pier, playground,......

  • This easy, one mile loop starts in the parking lot of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site and runs along the Enoree River much of the way. The trail has interpretive waysides that educate about the homestead of the Musgrove family......

  • TRAILHEADS: 34.10317, -82.62095 (campground), 34.10042, -82.61947 (park store) 0.25 mile linear, or 0.5 mile round-trip Although the Mariners Nature Trail is a very short walk, it provides unique perspectives on Lake Russell and the forest sloping down to meet its......

  • LENGTH: 0.8 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.19525, -82.18142 SURFACE: Gravel dust FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No The Cambridge Gateway Trail in Greenwood is designed for use by pedestrians and bicycles. The trail meanders past oak trees......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.10798, -82.62623 (day use area access) Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 mile loop This loop trail begins at a high point where puffy deer moss sit in clusters on a base of pine straw amid a forest of pines and......

  • LENGTH: 1.5 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.14555, -82.01853 SURFACE: Natural FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, at the park visitor center The Cherokee Path is a 1.5 mile trail from point to point. It was once a......

  • LENGTH: 0.4 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.31006, -81.98544 SURFACE: Paved, Bridge FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No Town of Cross Hill offers a paved walking path that is looped on both ends with a bridge connecting the loops.......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.95585, -82.42372 1.6 mile loop Prominently visible along SC 81, the De La Howe Interpretive Trail starts out on the campus of the John De La Howe School with a small parking area provided near The Barn. It quickly......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.554775, -82.107886 Length: 37 miles in 6 loops, skinny Loop, 6.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Fees: None Pets Permitted: Yes Restrooms: Yes, at the park visitor center A brisk ride down the shared trail leading to where all six trails......

  • LENGTH: 0.4 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.19829, -82.16196 SURFACE: Crushed granite, grass FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No This short 1/8 mile long trail was built on a former railroad track. It runs from the intersection of......

  • LENGTH: 0.3 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 33.75128, -82.19700 SURFACE: Paved service road FEES: Park entry fee PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes This short section of trail is just a connector to a much longer trail, the Stevens Creek......

  • LENGTH: 1.5 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 33.75205, -82.21109 SURFACE: Natural FEES: Park entry fee PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes Enjoy the scenic view of this short hiking trail. Following the trail markers on the trees (white signs with black......

  • LENGTH: 2.7 miles DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.17122, -82.16024 SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No This 2.7-mile paved walking/biking trail begins in downtown Greenwood on Main Street and ends near Florida Avenue. The trail winds through beautiful shaded......

  • TRAILHEADS: 33.87888, -82.43176 (lodge), 33.89198, -82.42191 (skeet range) 2.3 miles linear or 5.6 mile round-trip The Beaver Run Trail is a linear trail between the skeet shooting area parking lot and the lodge at Hickory Knob Resort State Park. The......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.88240, -82.41377 6.7 mile loop This is the one of the best bike trails in the Old 96 District for views – the name of the trail says it all! It’s a loop with technical spots that’ll give an......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.72630, -82.03950 5.7 mile An excellent ride on a well-built trail with diverse terrain along the way, including views from atop a ridge and long stretches paralleling Horn Creek. It’s worth the occasional dismount to take in the scenery......

  • LENGTH: 0.5 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.41035, -81.81228 SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No Enjoy this easy path around the park with your family or friends. The trail will wind you around a playground, ball field,......

  • LENGTH: 2.4 mile network DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.49188, -82.04340 SURFACE: Natural, boardwalk FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center is a special place in Laurens County—complete with a restored 1800’s log cabin, man-made......

  • Trailhead: 34.19686, -81.95248 Length: 0.7 mile loop Difficulty: Easy Fees: State Park Fee Pets Permitted: Yes Restrooms: Yes, at state park Beneath the deep shade of oaks and hickories, this trail descends down to a cove along the lake’s edge......

  • LENGTH: 2.5 mile round trip DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.47802, -82.14662 SURFACE: Paved, Boardwalk, Dirt FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes This gentle trail is perfect for a family walk! Lake Rabon Park has plenty of outdoor recreation activities in......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.679536, -82.187459 LENGTH: 70 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: No RESTROOMS: None The primary loop connects Fountain Inn, Owings, Gray Court, Laurens and Clinton; then returns to Fountain Inn via routes in northeastern Laurens......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.50199, -81.95072 LENGTH: 0.7 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy SURFACE: Unpaved, partially graded FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, adjoining the playground A worn path leads to a forested hillside above the pond. Continuing down to an earthen dam......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.72630, -82.03950 LENGTH: 1.8 mile loop Framed by azaleas in bloom, Lick Fork Lake sparkles with beauty. Trapped between steep hills, it’s a place for families to picnic, anglers to cast a line, and Canadian geese to raise their......

  • If canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddling are your passions, the Little River Blueway offers fifty-one miles of diverse and scenic paddling trails. Upper sections of the paddling routes are completely buffered by National Forest land. Protected from development, this allows......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.49870, -82.00857 (Little River Park) Length: 1.1 mile  Difficulty: Easy Fees: None Pets Permitted: Yes, on leashes Restrooms: Yes, at Little River Park With the Little River flowing right through the middle of this historic town, Laurens had a......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.09455, -82.28739 (Fell Camp) ACCESS POINTS: 34.09945, -82.34884 (Access H @ Cedar Springs Rd) 34.10456, -82.35066 (Crossing @ Parsons Mountain Rd) 23 mile loop  This multi-use loop trail is a favorite for mountain bikers to tackle some distance riding......

  • LENGTH: 0.2 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.18990, -82.15706 SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes Magnolia Park is a lovely and shaded community park that has a playground area, picnic shelter, restrooms and a short walking path.......

  • McCalla is part of Calhoun Falls State Park, bordering Lake Russell. Its’ 6,239 acres is full of outdoor fun. Activities include ten miles of horse trails and water activities. The 200 year-old Caldwell Hutchinson Farm House is also on the......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.76650, -81.90510 1.6 mile loop / 0.6 mile loop for Ed’s Trail At the National Wild Turkey Federation Headquarters and Museum, a large kiosk at the edge of their parking lot shows off a map of the trail system......

  • LENGTH: 0.9 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.14808, -82.01848 SURFACE: Dirt FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, in visitors’ center The Fisherman’s Trail travels around the Star Fort Pond and provides access to the lake at several points...

  • LENGTH: 1.5 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Moderate TRAILHEAD: 34.14346, -82.01780 SURFACE: Grass, dirt FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, at the park visitor center The Gouedy Trail is a 1.5 mile loop that leads you to areas such as Robert......

  • LENGTH: 1 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.147514, -82.023187 SURFACE: Paved, with hills and bridges Wheelchair accessible FEES: No PETS PERMITTED: Yes, if leashed RESTROOMS: Portable toilet at trailhead May only be seasonally available At the Ninety Six National Historic......

  • TRAILHEAD: 34.14612, -82.00637 1.5 mile loop Star Fort Pond, which is accessible from a trailhead south of Ninety Six off CR 246 and Kinard Road, is a flat, easy to follow loop which is shared with equestrians and is signposted......

  • LENGTH: 0.4 miles DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.17349, -82.01962 SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes The Town of Ninety Six has a paved walking-only loop trail through a neighborhood park, as well as a playground and picnic area.......

  • LENGTH: 36 miles DIFFICULTY: Moderate TRAILHEAD: 34.52773, -81.72887 SURFACE: Natural FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes Enoree Passage is 36 continuous Trail miles through Sumter National Forest, linking Newberry, Laurens, and Union counties. The southern trailhead is located at......

  • LENGTH: 4 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Moderate TRAILHEAD: 34.09778,-82.35730 SURFACE: Natural, mostly clay FEES: Daily parking fee PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: At bath house and campground Home to an 800-foot summit, Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area o ers a moderately di cult......

  • LENGTH: 1 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.46206, -81.87001 SURFACE: Dirt, Gravel FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No This multi-purpose path, located in Clinton, is on the beautiful campus of Presbyterian College (PC). The trail is about a mile......

  • LENGTH: 0.9 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.22096, -82.16505 SURFACE: Dirt, rock FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No The Rock Creek Trail is a beautiful trail that begins at the Self Regional Healthcare Express Care facility off Rock......

  • TRAILHEADS: 33.92296, -82.34205 (Brown Trailhead); 33.92307, -82.37315 (Badwell Cemetery) ACCESS POINTS: 33.92231, -82.41237 (Huguenot Parkway); 33.92818, -82.42214 (SC 7) 5.5 miles  For a ride through regional history, the Savannah Valley Railroad Trail leads visitors past and to historic sites surrounding......

  • LENGTH: 1.9 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Moderate TRAILHEAD: 33.68551, -82.16267 SURFACE: Natural, rugged and rocky in places FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: None On the descent from the trailhead, it’s hard to envision the magic that 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......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.72956, -82.18422 Length: 5.5 miles linear-11 miles round trip Difficulty: Difficult Fees: None Pet Permitted:Yes Restrooms: No This trail (not a loop) is one of the more technical mountain bike courses in the region, thanks to the rugged terrain......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.78169, -81.91976 (Slade Lake) 1 mile linear / 2 miles round-trip With its prominent crossing along US 25 in Edgefield on the railroad trestle, this is a trail that catches visitor’s attention. Starting at Slade Lake, it’s an easy......

  • LENGTH: 1.4 miles linear DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.175119, -82.022911 (parking area at the Ninety Six Visitor Center) SURFACE: Paved and wheelchair accessible downtown, unpaved but graded elsewhere FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, at the Ninety Six Visitor Center,......

  • TRAILHEAD: 33.88262, -82.41348 1.7 mile loop The Turkey Ridge Trail at Hickory Knob State Resort Park is a short loop, which means when cyclists stay away, hikers can play. This walk in the woods offers steep ups and downs and......

  • Hiking and mountain biking trails are one linear trail. At the south end, Turkey Creek is one of the most popular MTB trails in the area. It starts at Key Bridge and is a little more than 7 miles of......

  • LENGTH: 0.7 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.39377, -82.25242 SURFACE: Paved FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes This walking path is part of Young Park in Ware Shoals. Watch baseball, soccer games or little ones on the playground as......