November 2018

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 strenuous, rolling, hiking/biking, two loop dirt...

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 forest. You can enjoy a...

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 the slopes....

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 waters....

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 and through a bower of crape myrtles....

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. There are also benches along the way...

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 enters...

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 Reynolds Street and Grace Street to East...

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 areas and parts of the medical community....

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 trail stays...

Did you know South Carolina’s Old 96 District has six South Carolina state parks? That’s a lot of opportunity for outdoor adventure—not just for camping and boating, but also for an unbeatable selection of hiking and biking trails. Choose your adventure...

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, Greenwood’s Inn on the Square is where you’ll find it. A boutique hotel in an elegantly designed historical building, it re-opened in October 2015 after a renovation and its colorful character has...

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, basketball court and picnic shelter....

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 waterfall and bird sanctuary, hiking trails, a...

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 addition to walking. The park provides a...

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 County. Riders can begin at any point...

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 and across it, the path provides a...

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 ready made corridor for public enjoyment....

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 in the woods....

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. The kids can play outside while you...

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 Gouedy's trading post, James Gouedy's grave site,...

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 Site, the paved Historical Trail provides station-by-station interpretation of...

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. This makes the town park great for...

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 the end of Forest Service Road 379...

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 loop around Parson's Mountain Lake. The four-mile...

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 in length and can be used by...

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 Creek Boulevard just off Highway 72 Bypass...

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 New Bordeaux, the...

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 promises. But as the plunge downhill accelerates,...

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 walk...

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, downtown Trains no longer stop traffic in...

LENGTH: 1 mile round trip DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.19458, -82.16883 SURFACE: Paved, rock dust FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes If you want a shorter walk, try this family friendly 1 mile loop. This trail runs through an abandoned railroad switching yard....

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 you leisurely stroll the 0.7 mile loop....

Many of the Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in the Old 96 District are filled with history, southern charm and warm, friendly inn keepers, the accommodations in the Old 96 District are worth the trip. There are so many beautiful,...