Fants Grove Lake Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Fants Grove Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pendleton, South Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.8 miles 1046 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

Counter clockwise for more elevation.

hiking
3 days ago

4 days ago

Gorgeous for a hike in the winter.

trail running
20 days ago

good run in the fall. nice changes in the topography, nothing to sudden.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice ride, lots of horse traffic. Several different trails to choose from, you can ride more than the 7.8 miles the app says is there and not ride the same trail. I will be returning to ride here again.

horseback riding
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

horseback riding
6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
1 year ago

This is just one of an entire network of trails out at Fant's Grove. This is good because you can put together different trail loops to personalize your hike; you are not tied in to one trail. The trails are generally well marked and easy to navigate. There are two views: the lake and the forest. Both are nice, but it can get a little monotonous if you are used to mountain views.
This trail, and adjoining trails, are shared by bikers and horses, which can be a little troublesome. Bikers can be rude (but so can hikers, I guess) and horses leave tracks which, when it rains, become mud holes and are a pain to work around.
This is an easy trail and can be enjoyed by hikers of all skill levels.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Great busy trail for mountain biking. There are usually some horse hoof prints that can be annoying, especially after a fresh rain. My favorite part is riding through the tall grass by the open field. Fun trails!

walking
3 years ago

trail running
5 years ago

Good trail, great proximity to Clemson. Trails are well marked and you can find a map of all 30+ miles of trails in the Fants grove area online. Often if it has been wet the trails are really muddy due to heavy use by horses. Love to trail run out here for miles and miles. Great lake views, little other views though. Overall beautiful forests