Parsons Mountain OHV

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • ATV


12.60 miles





Difficulty: Difficult

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Parsons Mountain Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail is located in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. The trail is only managed for allterrain vehicles (ATV) and dirt bikes. Jeeps, Hummers and other four-wheel-drive vehicles are not permitted. Golf carts also are not allowed.

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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.

Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced

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. 

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

Camping: Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area has 23 campsites ($7 per site, per night) and primitive camping is available at nearby Fell Hunt Camp.


From Abbeville: Drive southwest on SC 72 for approximately two miles, then turn left (south) onto SC 28. Drive for approximately two miles and turn left onto Abbeville County S-1-251. The entrance to Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area is 1.5 miles ahead on the right. Enter the recreation area and continue to the trailhead at the boat ramp parking area.

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Lat: 34.08663552278308
Long: -82.35956376735606