Buncombe

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

31.5 miles

Type:

Network

Surface:

Gravel, Piedmont Clay

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Trail Head
  • Camping
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Fee

Summary:

This trail winds through forested hill and valley terrain. Points of interest include old cemeteries, wagon roads, and plantation sites. Opportunities also exist to view various wildlife species and abundant plant life. With interconnecting loops, riders have an opportunity for various length rides. Hikers and mountain bikers are also welcome.

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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.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Fees: Daily - $3 per vehicle / Yearly - $25 per vehicle (a fine will be charged for failure to pay the fee)

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.

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.

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Sumter National Forest | Enoree Ranger District | 20 Work Center Road, Whitmire, SC 29178 | (803) 276-4810 | Email

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Lat: 34.44335747478401
Long: -81.67877037827054