Multi-Use Trail

rick House Campground
(Newberry County)

Trail Map


Description: This group of interconnecting shady trails are a great ride/or hike for the entire family, because there are no major obstacles. The outer perimeter is a 28-mile loop, but various connectors enable you to lengthen or shorten your ride There are several points of interest, including old cemeteries, creek crossings, wagon roads, and plantation sites. Wildflowers dot portions of the trail and in the springtime dogwoods offer brilliant displays of color. The trail is primarily gravel or Piedmont clay.  

It is recommended that horses be shod. Since these trails are shared, you may encounter hikers or mountain bikers. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.

Trail Lengths: Outer perimeter: 28 miles. Connectors: Blue 5.75 miles, Purple 9.0 miles, White 12.7 miles, Green 1.25 miles, Gray 0.75 mile, Red 2.25 miles, and Palmetto Trail 8.0 miles.

Fees: Daily $3 per vehicle, or yearly $25 per vehicle. A fine will be charged for failure to pay the fee.

Directions: From Columbia, follow Interstate 26 west to Joanna (Exit 60), turn right, and drive northeast for 3.7 miles on SC 66. At Forest Service Road 358, turn right (south) and look for the trailhead and parking on the left.

Hours: Open year-round.

Camping: The 23-site Brick House Campground is near the trailhead and open to tent camping, trailers, or recreational vehicles. The campground also includes Vault toilets. 

Information: Sumter National Forest, Enoree/Tyger Ranger District, 20 Work Center Road, Whitmire, SC, 29178. Telephone: 803-276-4810.

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Updated: December 7, 2005
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