Horse Trail
McCalla State Natural Area
(Abbeville County)

Starting from the parking area, you have a choice of a large loop, or a short out and back section with a loop at its end that encircles a peninsula of Richard B. Russell Lake. Blue Carsonite posts with arrows or blue paint marks on trees provide you with directions for a pleasant ride through overgrown fields and along sloping shorelines. No facilities are available on the trail, but a portable restroom is provided at the parking area. Compliance with State Parks Rules and Regulations and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lease Agreement must be kept.

Length: 10 miles of trail.

Directions: From Abbeville, drive west on SC 71 to Lowndesville. Just past the curve in Lowndesville, turn left onto Abbeville County S-1-65. McCalla State Natural Area and the trailhead are at the end of S-1-65.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!

Park Information: McCalla State Natural Area,1077 Harpers Ferry Road, Iva, SC, 29655. Currently this trail is open by appointment by calling and registering with the Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area. Telephone: 864-447-8267, Fax: 864-447-8638

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Updated: October 21, 2005
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