South Carolina is home to breathtaking natural attractions, and in the mountainous upstate, we’ve got plenty in the way of outdoor adventure. As fall brings cooler temps and changing foliage, it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore the beauty in our region!
The South Carolina Trails program encourages finding treasure through trails—and in the Old 96 District, we’ve got over 150 miles of hiking and biking trails across six state parks. Here’s our list of 10 in our region that you must try:
Located in Sumter National Forest, the 655-acre Long Cane Scenic Area, containing both ancient trees like the champion shagbark hickory and a significant canebreak thicket of giant cane, forms the center around which the 26.7-mile trail revolves.
One of the region’s most scenic mountain bike trails, the Horn Creek trail alternates between gentle hills and steep pitches. At the top of a ridge on the trail, the panorama of the Piedmont stretches out below.
The trail starts off as a boardwalk over Slade Lake and then becomes a paved path that curves past historic homes and gubernatorial memorials, painting a picture of public service across three centuries.
With its combination of beauty and tough terrain, the Stevens Creek/Modoc Trail is one of the top highlights of this region for mountain bikers. Access to the trail is possible through Hamilton Branch State Park.
To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate & reliable as of the date of publication; however, we do not assume liability for the accuracy & completeness of information. This is not an all-inclusive listing.