Sugarloaf Mountain Area
Hills State Forest)
These easy riding trails take you through a rolling sand hills area.
You will ride on trails of red clay and patches of white sand through
an assorted forest of new and old growth dogwoods, pine, and
hardwoods. During your ride you may encounter deer, fox squirrels,
turkey, and possibly an elusive red cockaded woodpecker. All of the
trails have something special, but the Pine Barons Wagon trail is
unique in that it is devoted to horse drawn wagons and buggies.
Occasional creeks along the trails provide water for your horse, but
even though there are facilities at the trailheads, due to the length
of these trails, you might want to carry water for yourself.
Horses do not have to be shod.
During warm months, insect repellant is also recommended.
Sugarloaf Horse 20 miles, H. Cooper Black 18 miles, Pine Barons Horse
27 miles, and Pine Barons Wagon 27 miles.
$5 per day or $25 per year.
South Carolina residents over 65 can ride free. Riders under 16 can
also ride free if accompanied by a permit holder. You must have your
permit with you while riding!
To the Sand Hills State Forest Headquarters: From Bishopville, drive
north on SC 341 to Bethune. Turn right onto US 1 and drive to McBee.
From McBee drive 10 miles and turn left onto Chesterfield County S1329.
Drive 4.5 miles and turn right onto a sand road. The trailhead is 1
the H. Cooper Black Recreation Area: From Bishopville, drive north on
SC 341 to Bethune. Turn right onto US 1 and drive to Patrick. From
Patrick drive 6.5 miles and turn right onto ChesterfieldSociety Hill
Road (S1320). Drive 4 miles and turn left onto a gravel road. The
trailhead is .2 mile.
Dawn to dusk.
Camping is available at the
State Forest Headquarters Area, H. Cooper Black Recreation Area, and
Cheraw State Park.
Sand Hills State Forest, P.O. Box 128, Patrick, SC, 29584.
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