South Carolina Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails
We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States.
Hitchcock Woods South Boundary and Laurens St Aiken , SC 29801 (843) 842-0528. Directions: From Aiken, take US 1 south on York Street and turn right onto South Boundary Street Continue to the parking area at a gated road. Description: 65 miles of marked trails, sandy woodland Acres: 2,000 Users: hike, hike, horse, carriages Hours: Dawn to dusk No camping.
Fant’s Grove Clemson Experimental Forest 272 Lehotsky Hall Box 341003 Clemson, SC 29634-1003 . (864) 656-4851. Directions: From Interstate 85 at Anderson, take SC 76 (Exit 19) north for approximately seven miles and turn left (west) onto Woodburn Rd. Follow the signs to Garrison Arena and the trailhead. Description: The trail is a 35-mile series of loopsm old pines and rolling pastures with clay footing. Horses must be shod to use this trail. Season: Open year-round No camping.
Jericho Horse Trail Francis Marion National Forest Witherbee Ranger District 2421 Witherbee Rd. Cordesville, SC 29434 . (843) 336-3248 Directions: From I-26 take Exit 208, drive on SC Hwy. 52 to Moncks Corner then drive east on SC 402 to SC 41. Turn left and drive 7 miles to the trailhead on the left. Facilities: There is primitive camping available, however, a permit is required from the District office. Description: Trail is a 19-mile loop. This trail winds through a mostly longleaf pine forest, dogwood, black-eyed susans, live oak, deer, and wild turkey. Users: hike, bike, horse
Fell Hunt Camp and trailhead – Long Cane Horse Trail Sumter National Forest Long Cane Ranger District 810 Buncombe St Edgefield , SC 29824 803- 637-5396 Directions: From Greenwood follow SC 10 south for 8 miles. Turn right onto Cedar Springs Road (Greenwood County S-24-47) and continue to Fell Hunt Club at 2.5 miles on the left. Facilities: 40 equestrian sites, hitching posts, tie rails, water, and toilets
McCalla Horse Trail McCalla State Natural Area 1077 Harpers Ferry Road Iva , SC 29655 864-447-8267 trail is open by appointment Fax: 864- 447-8638 Directions: From Abbeville, drive west on SC 71 to Lowndesville. Travel through Lowndesville, turn left onto Abbeville County S-1-65.
McCalla State Natural Area and the trailhead are at the end of S-1-65. Facilities: restroom is provided at the parking area Description: Two trails, a large loop, or a short Blue post with arrows or blue paint marks the trail. Length: Mud Bug Inn 1818 Friendfield Road Scranton, SC 29591 Tel: 843-389-3724 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The Mud Bug Inn is a boarding stable and horse motel complete with a comfortable, fully contained bunkhouse. For our horse guests we offer 10 12′ x 16′ stalls. Stallions that are well mannered are welcome to stay with us, too. We have a turn out available that has new, no climb and electric fencing. The cost is $20.00 per night, including feed which is grass hay. We have two new full court dressage courts, a new pond for swimming horses or for fishing We have a gallop path available for our guests.