Multi-Use Trail


Fant’s Grove
(Anderson and Pickens Counties)






                                   NOTE: An up to date trail map is available from Clemson by calling 864-656-4826




                                   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 on pavement).

Fees: No fee.

Directions: 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. Telephone: 864-656-3302

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Updated: February 23, 2006
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