Best South Carolina Horse Trails

South Carolina has 11 horseback rides.

Located in the US, the horseback riding in South Carolina offers over ten good horse trail destinations. The best South Carolina horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Rocky Gap Horse Trail, Jericho Horse Trail, Whetstone Horse Camp, Buncombe Horse Trail, and Long Cane Horse Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a South Carolina horseback riding trail below.

Featured HORSE TRAILS

Rocky Gap Horse Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Long Cane Horse Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Jericho Horse Trail

North of Charleston and east of Moncks Corner in the Francis Marion National Forest, the Jericho Horse Trail is a 16.9 mile loop open to horseback riding. These horse trail loops through pine stands and bottomland hardwood drains. Note: This are is known for bad bugs during the summer.  MORE INFO

Manchester State Forest

Southwest of Sumter and south of Wedgefield, the 23,000 acre Manchester State Forest has 100 miles of road and trails through flowering mountain laurel and red cedar. In the state forest, there are 4 primary horseback riding trails. The Governors Trail is a 8 mile route. The Red Trail is a 4 mile route. The Manchester Trail is a 7 mile route. The Blue Trail is a 1.2 mile connector trail.  MORE INFO

Whetstone Horse Camp

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.  MORE INFO

Lakeview Plantation

Southeast of Augusta near Allendale, the 2,600 acre Lakeview Plantation has 60 miles of trails open to horseback riding.The horse trail system is color coded and has six segments (blue trail 6 miles, red trail 5 miles, black trail 6 miles, green trail 7 miles, purple trail 5 miles, orange trail 5 miles).  MORE INFO

Buncombe Horse Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Willis Knob Horse Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Issaqueena Lake Trail

North of Clemson, the 8 mile Issaqueena Lake Trail is a flat horseback riding trail through the 17,500 acre Clemson University Experimental Forest. The Issaqueena Lake Trail is primarily used by mountain bikers, but it is also open to horseback riding. The route meanders around the lake providing beautiful views.  MORE INFO

Tuxbury Horse Trail

North of Charleston near Moncks Corner in the Francis Marion National Forest, the Tuxbury Horse Trail is a 14 mile loop open to horseback riding. The route follows old railroad logging routes through bottomland hardwoods stands and longleaf pine stands.  MORE INFO