(Anderson and Pickens Counties)
NOTE: An up to date trail map is available from Clemson by
or at Griffs Farm and Home Center in Pendleton.
Starting from the parking area on Seed Orchard Road, you can choose one
of three trails, the Fants Grove Lake, Quarry, and Swine Farm. The
Johnstone/Fox Trail begins at the parking area just beyond the church on
S-4-1098. Either hiking or riding, you will find that each of these
trails has a little character of its own. Fants Grove provides views of
the lake, but isn’t particularly technical or strenuous., Quarry also
has views of the lake, a spur to a rock quarry, some steep eroded
strenuous climbs, and some wet areas where beginners may have to
dismount. The Quarry Trail can also be combined with Johnstone/Fox trail
to extend your hike or ride. The Swine Farm may have an aroma of its
own. Your ride will range from fast single track and short steep climbs,
to dirt and gravels roads. There are also some stream crossings and
downed trees, which may require dismounting. During your hike or ride,
you may see a variety of birds including wild turkeys, and animals such
as deer, fox, and snakes.
Be aware that this is an area shared by
hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Insect repellent is
recommended during warm months.
Length: Fants Grove Lake 4.3 miles
(1.4 on roads), Quarry 5.9 miles (0.2 mile on gravel and 1.8 miles on
pavement), Swine Farm (2.6 miles. 0.7 mile on gravel and 0.3 mile on
pavement), and Johnstone/Fox (2.6 miles. 0.7 mile on gravel and 0.3 mile
Fees: No fee.
From I-85 Exit 19 at Anderson, drive north on US Highway 76 for
approximately 8.5 miles and turn left onto Twin Lakes Rd. (Anderson
County S-4-56). Drive 1.4 miles to Fants Grove Rd. (S-4-122).
For the Fants Grove Lake, Quarry, and
Swine Farm Trails, turn right and then drive approximately 0.6 miles and
turn left onto Seed Orchard Rd. The parking area is on the right.
For the Johnstone/Fox Trail, turn left and
then left again on S-4-1098, and park in the area on the left, just
beyond the church.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Camping: Camping is available a short
distance away at the Twin Lakes Campground, which is operated by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For information: Call 1-888-893-0678
or check at
Information: Clemson University, Department of Forest Resources,
Clemson, SC 29634-1011.
Updated: February 23, 2006
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