Lynch's Woods Park

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian


13.60 miles




Natural, Gravel

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


At Lynch's Woods Park, a 4.2-mile gravel road circles through the woodlands, offering access to 7.5 miles of hiking and biking trails. There are also equestrian trails available at this park. A three-mile section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail also runs through the Piedmont park and connects to six miles of equestrian paths.

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Starting from the parking area, you will find this well marked, technical singletrack trail a challenge. Its twisting turns, short hills, and several technical creek crossings, take even the best cyclists around 40 minutes to complete. The large pine, oak, hickory, and poplar trees provide shade, so riding during the summer months, is not so uncomfortable. Lynch's Woods is also a host to a section of the Palmetto Trail, which passes through this area. You will cross roads in several places, so be aware there may be car traffic. Be aware you are sharing this trail with hikers. Restrooms are available at the parking area.

There is also a 6.1-mile, moderately difficult loop trail for equestrians. The shady equestrian trail remains popular because of its short, steep hills and some refreshing creek crossings. The 276-acre plot of woodlands began as a project by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. For many years, the woods saw use primarily by just hikers and equestrians. But mountain bikers recently discovered the area and turned it into an especially popular destination.

No camping at Lynch's Woods Park.

There are two primitive campsites off the four-mile dirt road that circles the woodland and Camp Holly Springs is open to equestrians.

Hours: Open year-round


From Exit 76 on I-26 (near Newberry): Drive toward Newberry on SC 219 to the intersection with US 76/SC 34. Turn left, and drive to the traffic light where SC 34 splits to the right. The entrance to Lynches Woods is at a large sign on the left. Horse trailers can park and unload at the gravel parking lot in front on the old armory.


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