Hiking The Buncombe Trail
The 3rd most popular hiking trail in South Carolina.
Sunday 31 July 2016 01:56 GMT
Located halfway between Spartanburg and Columbia, the Buncombe Trail is a 31.5 mile hiking loop shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. This white blazed trail winds through forested hills and valley terrain with several stream crossings. Points of interest include old cemeteries, wagon roads, and plantation sites. Opportunities also exist to view various wildlife species and abundant plant life. With interconnecting loops, routes of various lengths can be formed.
From SC66 (3.5 miles east of I-26), turn south on Forest Service Road 358. Left side of road is trail-head parking. Brick House Campground is 0.3 mile farther south.
Overall, Buncombe Trail is the 3rd most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in South Carolina. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Buncombe Trail including Foothills Trail - South, Chattooga Trail, Rocky Gap Trail, Cedar Springs Trail, Parsons Mountain OHV Trail, Long Cane Horse Trail and Foothills Trail - North.