Motorcycle/ATV Trail

Parsons Mountain OHV

(Parsons Mountain Recreation Area)
(Abbeville County)


Starting at Forest Service Road FS-515, this moderately difficult, blue-blazed loop trail was designed especially for recreational motorcycling, but is also used by mountain bikers. You will wind through hardwood bottoms, across drains, through pine plantations, and through a variety of animal habitats. You will be treated to many ups and downs, and at times just follow old logging roads. This trail is best ridden when it's dry, because you will encounter a lot of mudholes.  

Avoid using this trail during the first two weeks of hunting season and wear bright colored clothing during the entire hunting season. Also, be aware that unlicensed vehicles cannot use Forest Service Roads.

NOTE: "Call Before You Haul" hot line is 803-561-4025.

Length: 12.6 miles

Fees: Daily $5, or yearly $50 per OHV operator. Also good for Cedar Springs, Enoree, and Wambaw cycle trails. A fine of up to $100 will be charged for illegal trespass. 

Directions: From Abbeville, drive southwest on SC 72 for approximately 2.0 miles, then turn left onto SC 28. Drive 5.0 miles on SC 28 and turn left onto Forest Service Road FS-515. The trailhead is 0.3 mile on the right.

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A working headlight and taillight are required for night riding.     

Camping: Parsons Mountain Recreation Area.

Information: Sumter National Forest, Long Cane Ranger District, Long Cane Rd., 810 Buncombe St., Edgefield, SC, 29824, Telephone: 803-637-5396

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Updated: April 28, 2008
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