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Biking & Hiking in SC Old 96 District

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Baker Creek State Park Trail
BikingPrimary use of this trail is mountain biking. The trail is primarily fresh singletrack hooked up to short sections of existing service roads. Baker Creek State Park has several miles of other...
McCormick County
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34.35540, -82.51256
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 a...
Laurens County
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33.87888, -82.43176
The most gentle of the park’s trails, the 2.3-mile Beaver Run Trail provides an easy mountain bike ride for beginners. It’s the perfect setting for a jog, an early morning run, or a meditative walk...
McCormick County
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34.35540, -82.51140
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 h...
Laurens County
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Greenwood, SC 29646
The Cambridge Gateway Trail is designed for use by pedestrians and bicycles. The trail meanders past oak trees and through a bower of crape myrtles.
Greenwood County
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34.10798, -82.62623
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 cedars. In this quiet place, the swoop of the footpath curving down i...
Abbeville County
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Ninety-Six National Historic Site, Ninety Six, SC 29666
The Cherokee Path is a 1.5 mile trail from point to point. It was once a direct route for traders and trappers, Native Americans, and settlers to exchange merchandise between the backcountry and th...
Greenwood County
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Town of Cross Hill, Cross Hill, SC 29332
Town of Cross Hill offers a paved walking path the is looped on both ends with a bridge connected the loops. There are also benches along the way for users to take a break and enjoy the scenery on ...
Laurens County
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Sumter National Forest, Laurens County
Enoree Passage is 36 continuous Trail miles through Sumter National Forest, linking Newberry, Laurens, and Union counties. The southern trailhead is located at the end of Forest Service Road 379 (C...
Laurens County
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Sumter National Forest, Edgefield, SC 29824
A brisk ride down the shared trail leading to where all six trails splinter off into the woods becomes a gentle introduction to the terrain ahead, the route deeply shaded by deciduous forest. Littl...
Edgefield County
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Ninety-Six National Historic Site, Ninety Six, SC 29666
The Gouedy Trail is a 1.5 mile loop that leads you to areas such as Robert Gouedy’s trading post, James Gouedy’s grave site, and Ninety Six Creek.
Greenwood County
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Uptown Greenwood, SC 29646
Designed for the people of Greenwood and visitors from everywhere, the park is unique in its history, diversity of landscape and variety of activities offered.
Greenwood County
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Hamilton Branch State Park, Plum Branch, SC 29845
This short section of trail is just a connector to a much longer trail, the Stevens Creek Trail, which follows Stevens Creek.
McCormick County
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33.75205, -82.21109
Enjoy the scenic view of this short hiking trail. Following the trail markers on the trees (white signs with black arrows), you will wander up and down through a thick forest of pines and hardwoods...
McCormick County
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33.75205, -82.21109
Enjoy the scenic view of this short hiking trail. Following the trail markers on the trees (white signs with black arrows), you will wander up and down through a thick forest of pines and hardwoods...
McCormick County
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34.17122, -82.16024
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 areas and parts of the medical community.
Greenwood County
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5.7 mile loop is one of the most popular trails in the area. It starts at the cul-de-sac below the campground and is great to ride in either direction. It is easier than Modoc, but offers more clim...
Edgefield County
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34.49188, -82.04340
The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center is a special place in Laurens County—complete with a restored 1800’s log cabin, man-made waterfall and bird sanctuary, hiking trails, a Native American vil...
Laurens County
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Lake Greenwood State Park, Ninety Six, SC 29666
Beneath the deep shade of oaks and hickories, this trail descends down to a cove along the lake’s edge before climbing up to the crest of a peninsula that juts out into Lake Greenwood. From this va...
Greenwood County
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33.88240, -82.41377
For mountain bikers, the 6.7-mile Lakeview Trail provides a balance of technical challenges with scenery unsurpassed on any of the region’s rides. This single track roller-coaster of a trail showca...
McCormick County
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34.679536, -82.187459
The primary loop of this paved 70 mile trail connects Fountain Inn, Owings, Gray Court, Laurens and Clinton; then returns to Fountain Inn via routes in Northeastern Laurens County. Riders can begin...
Laurens County
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34.50199, -82.95072
This well worn .7 mile hiking path leads to a forested hillside above a pond. Continuing down to a earthen dam and across it, the path provides a prime spot for watching turtles paddle through the ...
Laurens County
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1.7 mile hiking trail starts at the parking area near the bathhouse. It offers several stream crossings and has numerous informative stops along the way. Foot travel only, please. Directions from E...
Edgefield County
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34.49870, -82.00857
With the Little River flowing right through the middle of this historic town, Laurens had a ready made corridor for public enjoyment. This 1.1 mile trail takes a meandering route through downtown L...
Laurens County
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23 mile loop offers numerous access points and a wide variety of terrain. The trail begins at Fell Hunt Camp but can be ridden in various lengths to suit the rider. It is also open to hikers and mo...
Greenwood County
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34.18990, -82.15706
Emma Gaskins Magnolia Park is a lovely and shaded community park that offers a playground area, picnic shelter, restrooms and a short walking path. The kids can play outside while you take a nice s...
Greenwood County
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34.10042, -82.61947
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 waters. Now, the placid waters of the lake stretch n...
Abbeville County
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46 Maintenance Shop Road Calhoun Falls, SC
864-447-8267864-447-8267
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-o...
Abbeville County
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33.88034, -82.36470
The light reflecting off a fleck of mica or a glint of pyrite in the bed of Baker Creek might catch your attention as you pedal past on the Mountain Bike Trail. Steep and leafy, the yellow-blazed t...
McCormick County
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34.17349, -82.01962
The Town of Ninety Six has a paved walking-only loop trail through a neighborhood park, as well as a playground and picnic area. This makes the town park great for a noontime stroll.
Greenwood County
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33.76650, -81.90510
A walk along Ed’s Trail, named for a longtime volunteer and former regional director of National Wild Turkey Federation, provides visitors with an understanding of the ecosystems and trees that bla...
Edgefield County
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34.09778,-82.35730
Home to an 800-foot summit, Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area offers a moderately difficult loop around Parson’s Mountain Lake. The four-mile loop includes woods overflowing with flora such as spar...
Abbeville County
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34.22096, -82.16505
This hiking trail runs through the woods along a small creek in the suburbs of Greenwood, SC. Follow the wooden posts along the row of pine trees, pass between the two posts at the end of the lawn,...
Greenwood County
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Savannah Valley Railroad Trail
In the late 1800s, the Savannah Valley Railroad connected travelers and goods to Anderson and Charleston. Today, the old railroad connects recreational enthusiasts with the beauty of the Little Riv...
McCormick County
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34.14612, -82.00637
From the shade of the forested shoreline, watch for turtles sunning on fallen logs. Songbirds flit between stands of native bamboo that line a stagnant channel in the floodplain forest. Great blue ...
Greenwood County
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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 s...
McCormick County
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Stevens Creek/Modoc Trail
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Off the Beaten Path… Out of the Ordinary6.3 linear trail (not a loop) is more technically challenging with several creek crossings and steeper hills. It is an intermediate trail offering views of S...
McCormick County
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33.788447, -81.925257
A walk or ride along the Ten Governors Trail ensures your acquaintance with all ten of Edgefield’s favorite sons. It’s a pleasant two-mile round-trip to walk from the start of this the trail – adjo...
Edgefield County
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34.20923, -82.64888
The Town of Lowndesville offers residents and visitors alike a wonderful walking trail that loops around a baseball field and a natural area, in a figure eight.
Abbeville County
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34.20923, -82.64888
The Town of Lowndesville offers residents and visitors alike a wonderful walking trail that loops around a baseball field and a natural area, in a figure eight.
Greenwood County
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Turkey Creek/Wine Creek Trails
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 o...
McCormick County
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33.88262, -82.41348
The Turkey Ridge Trail at Hickory Knob State 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 switchbacks as it trav...
McCormick County
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34.19458, -82.16883
If you want a shorter walk, try this family friendly 1 mile loop. This trail runs through an abandoned railroad switching yard.
Greenwood County
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33.88034, -82.36470
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...
McCormick County
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33.84130, -82.13294
Following the gentle flow of Wine Creek as it winds its way for 5.5 miles through deciduous forests and around pine plantations to feed its waters into Turkey Creek, the Wine Creek Trail provides a...
McCormick County
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34.39377, -82.25242
864-388-8261864-388-8261
This walking path is part of Young Park in Ware Shoals. Watch baseball, soccer games or little ones on the playground as you leisurely stroll the 0.7 mile loop.
Greenwood County
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