Best Sumter National Forest Horse Trails

The Sumter National Forest area has 5 horse trails out of the 12 horseback rides found in South Carolina.

  August 16, 2016

Located in South Carolina, the horseback riding in Sumter National Forest is known for five fun horse trails. The best Sumter National Forest horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Rocky Gap Horse Trail, Whetstone Horse Camp, Buncombe Horse Trail, Long Cane Horse Trail, and Willis Knob Horse Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Sumter National Forest horseback riding trail below.



Where Can I Ride Horses In Sumter National Forest?


FEATURED:  Rocky Gap Horse Trail

  Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

  July 7, 2016

Northwest of Walhalla and west of Mountain Rest, the Rocky Gap Horse Trail is a 12.5 mile horseback riding trail system consisting of several loops. The trail system connects with the 15 mile Willis Knob Loop. These are some of the most scenic horse trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and wind across deeply dissected ridges along with descending to the Chattooga River.


FEATURED:  Long Cane Horse Trail

  Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

  July 3, 2016

Southwest of Greenwood, the Long Cane Horse Trail is a 23 mile horseback riding loop through diverse terrain. The while-blazed route begins at the Fell Hunt Campground and runs through oak, hickory and pine forests.


FEATURED:  Whetstone Horse Camp

  Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

  August 13, 2016

Northwest of Walhalla and west of Mountain Rest, the Whetstone Horse Camp provides access to 28 miles of horseback riding trails. The Rocky Gap Horse Trail is a 12.5 mile trail system consisting of several loops. The trail system connects with the 15 mile Willis Knob Loop. These are some of the most scenic horse trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and wind across deeply dissected ridges along with descending to the Chattooga River.


FEATURED:  Buncombe Horse Trail

  Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

  August 16, 2016

Located halfway between Spartanburg and Columbia, the Buncombe Trail is a 31.5 mile horseback riding loop. 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.


FEATURED:  Willis Knob Horse Trail

  Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

  June 28, 2016

Northwest of Walhalla and west of Mountain Rest, the Whetstone Horse Camp provides access to 28 miles of horseback riding trails. The Willis Knob Horse Trail is a 15 mile trail system consisting of several loops. The trail system connects with the 12.5 mile Rocky Gap Horse Trail. These are some of the most scenic trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and wind across deeply dissected ridges along with descending to the Chattooga River.